Chelsea could be set to play their remaining nine games across a range of different kick-off times should the season be concluded by hosting all Premier League games behind-closed-doors according to reports by BBC Sport.

The Premier League continue to assess the current situation with regard to the Coronavirus pandemic while the UK Government are keen to see football return if it can be played in a safe environment.

The 20 member clubs have been advised that the only way which the season could potentially be completed would be to play the remaining games behind-closed-doors at neutral venues to avoid crowds from congregating outside of stadiums. It is now understood that fixtures may be spread out across a range of kick-off times to allow the majority of games to be televised either on Sky, BT Sport or possibly on free-to-air television.

It may be that weekend fixtures could be played at different times across three of four days while the same method could apply in midweek with matches being staged either early evening or night, similar to how the UEFA Europa League operates.

At this stage, there is not thought to be a clear format mapped out for this option, however, what we do know is that the Premier League are likely to depend on broadcasting more than ever before until social distancing rules are relaxed.