Premier League discuss placing ‘high risk’ Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal games at neutral grounds

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Premier League discuss placing ‘high risk’ Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal games at neutral grounds Liverpool are on the verge of winning the title (Picture: Getty)Liverpool do not expect to be forced to play any of their remaining Premier League games at neutral grounds despite ongoing discussions about moving several matches to different stadiums.The Premier League are weighing up the proposal due to concerns about fans gathering outside Anfield, with London derbies also under threat.Premier League action has been suspended since early March due to the coronavirus pandemic.Liverpool need just two more wins to be confirmed Premier League champions and are set to kick off their restart against Everton in the first round of fixtures.ADVERTISEMENTThe Times claims 12 ‘high risk’ matches have been identified including London derbies involving Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham and the games in which Liverpool can win the title.AdvertisementAdvertisement Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news liveLiverpool have to play defending champions Manchester City and Frank Lampard’s Chelsea and those games are also considered high risk.Anfield is in a residential area, but the Reds are optimistic the Merseyside police chiefs and the Safety Advisory Group will green light their return to Anfield, according to the Evening Standard. High risk games Everton vs LiverpoolTottenham vs West HamLiverpool vs Crystal PalaceWest Ham vs ChelseaManchester City vs LiverpoolLiverpool vs Aston VillaCrystal Palace vs ChelseaLiverpool vs BurnleyTottenham vs ArsenalLiverpool vs ChelseaCrystal Palace vs Tottenham Comment The north London derby is another high risk game (Picture: Getty)Championship sides Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion may also be forced to play at neutral grounds with both clubs poised to win promotion into the top flight.The Premier League is scheduled to resume on 17 June, pending government approval, and club chiefs want the 2019/20 season completed by 16 July.Manchester City vs Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United have been pencilled in as the two games to be played on the first Wednesday back.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityPremier League chief Richard Masters released a statement confirming the clubs had come to an agreement on a restart date.He said: ‘We have provisionally agreed to resume the Premier League on Wednesday, June 17. ‘But this date cannot be confirmed until we have met all the safety requirements needed, as the health and welfare of all participants and supporters is our priority. ‘Sadly, matches will have to take place without fans in stadiums, so we are pleased to have come up with a positive solution for supporters to be able to watch all the remaining 92 matches.‘The Premier League and our clubs are proud to have incredibly passionate and loyal supporters. ‘It is important to ensure as many people as possible can watch the matches at home.’MORE: Premier League to resume on June 17 with Arsenal vs Man City to headline season restartMORE: ‘The integrity is gone’ – Troy Deeney says Liverpool’s Premier League title win will be sullied by coronavirusFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Coral BarryFriday 29 May 2020 8:16 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShareslast_img read more