Leeds United may be promoted without playing another match if the season is cancelled, Football Insider understands.
Premier League clubs will meet on Thursday of next week to discuss possible emergency measures to deal with the coronavirus spread.
A Premier League source has told Football Insider that various drastic plans and scenarios will be on the agenda, including the possibility of promoting Leeds and West Brom in the event the campaign is ended.
The Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England
— Premier League (@premierleague) March 13, 2020
There is even the possibility of no relegation, with an enhanced 22-team league next season that would include the Championship’s top two current sides.
There is likely to be little opposition to runaway leaders Liverpool being crowned as champions, although the debate over the top-four finishes is likely to be an extensive one.
The Premier League and EFL both announced yesterday morning they have agreed to suspend all matches until at least 3 April with immediate effect.
There is only faint hope teams will be back playing at that point as Covid-19 is so highly contagious that players are set to be in and out of isolation and unlikely to be fit to play again in three weeks.
Government projections are that coronavirus is set to peak in the UK between late May and mid June.
The discussions come at a time when Leeds were on a roll after chalking up five consecutive league wins.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are top of the Championship with 71 points, one ahead of West Brom and seven clear of third-placed Fulham.
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