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Report: Premier League clubs prepare for next season behind closed doors

Behind closed doors

A general view of the inside of the stadium during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Newcastle United at Selhurst Park, London on Saturday 22nd February 2020. (Photo by Jacques Feeney/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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No supporters in the seats and no transfer budgets?

The 2020-21 Premier League season looks set to challenge the weirdness factor on display by the end of the current one.

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The resumption of the 2019-20 season is expected to have matches played behind closed doors as Liverpool clinches its first PL title, but the stadia could remain that way for much longer.

The same report says the Premier League clubs also expect the squads to look eerily familiar, with very little transfer activity in place of the standard summer madness.


Clubs are expecting football to get back to normal only when there is a coronavirus vaccine. Most experts believe a vaccine will not become available until the middle of next year.

In the meantime, many clubs believe one of the first things they can do is budget for spending little or no money on transfers when the next window opens.

The new normal feels a long way off.