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The Premier League revealed after a meeting last week that the league will be suspended until at least April 30, extending the likely resumption date that was at first set for April 4.
Chelsea have about 8 games postponed in all competitions, and the Blues are supposed to play Norwich City on May 2, if league football resumes at the said date.
There’s a likelihood that the season might be on till July, and one possible problem with the season running into July is that some players will be out of contract at the end of this season.
Speaking on this regard, Southampton chief executive Martin Semmens is optimistic that games can be played before this date, as he said: “We hope to get the league done by the end of June. As soon as you go past that date, there are legal challenges.
“If we ended up playing until 15 July and you had to extend a player’s contract by two weeks, convincing a player to play two more weeks of football and get paid nicely to do it – I don’t believe that will be a substantial challenge.
“The challenge is making sure we don’t have a knock-on effect to other seasons and make football compromised for years to come.”