Premier League clubs are set to consider contingency planning for the possibility of the entire 2020/2021 campaign being played behind-closed-doors according to Sky Sports Sources.
The current campaign is suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the Premier League are looking at ways in which the season could be completed behind-closed-doors using neutral venues. In the case of Chelsea, The Blues have nine league games left to play which includes four games which were scheduled to take place at Stamford Bridge.
It is now understood that Premier League clubs are also looking ahead to next season and there is a real prospect that all games will also need to be played behind-closed-doors until a vaccine is found for the Coronavirus.
Clubs will need to budget wisely for the prospect of much-reduced income which could mean that Chelsea manager Frank Lampard again puts his faith in the academy system at Stamford Bridge rather than spending transfer fees on talent from across the globe.
Premier League clubs are being forecasted to lose in excess of £1 billion to end this season behind-closed-doors and the financial damage caused by the Coronavirus will be much higher next season if the campaign cannot be played in-front of fans.