All Premier League football has been suspended until April 4 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Premier League held an emergency meeting between top-flight clubs on Friday morning where they decided to fixtures for the next three weeks are suspended after some clubs’ team went into self-isolation due to Coronavirus.
Arsenal manager and head coach Mikel Arteta and Blues forward Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for COVID-19, while Everton have made the decision to quarantine as a precaution as one of their players reported coronavirus symptoms.
The statement reads;
Following a meeting of Shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on 4 April, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time.
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID-19.
“In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.”
Despite the challenges, it is the Premier League’s aim to reschedule the displaced fixtures, including those played by Academy sides, when it is safe to do so.
In this fast-moving environment, further updates will be provided when appropriate.
The Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England
— Premier League (@premierleague) March 13, 2020