German league set to resume next month. Why this could be bad news for Chelsea

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The German Bundesliga could become the first major league in Europe to resume action after the coronavirus has put football on hiatus.

Football has been suspended since early March across most parts of the world and up till now there has been no clue as to when our beloved game will resume, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, ESPN journalist Taylor Twellman has revealed that the Bundesliga has been given ‘a green light’ to resume as early as on May 9, in less than 20 days from now.

“The green light has been given for the Bundesliga to restart May 9 – behind closed doors,” the reporter has tweeted.

“The health department needs to agree and the league has to present them their plan but as of now things are looking up and up for May 9th return of German football.”

Last week, the league’s chief executive Christian Seifert stated that their aim was to resume the competition ‘by the beginning of May’ so that it could be completed at the end of June, and plans are already in gear for that to be achieved.

Meanwhile, the likes of Bayern Munich have already resumed training ahead of the season’s resumption, although social distancing is still in practice. This could be bad news for Chelsea, as the Bavarians will be fitter and even in better form when the Champions League resumes. Already, the German giants hold the advantage, having defeated Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of the round of 16 clash.

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