Premier League: Only home fans allowed for final two PL match weeks

Premier League, Premier League points table

Premier League: The Premier League has today confirmed that the final two Matchweeks of the 2020/21 season will be limited to home fans, subject to the Government easing lockdown restrictions in the United Kingdom.

Supporters are expected to be able to return to stadiums from 17 May in a reduced capacity, pending the final Government decision on planned Step 3 conditions, which will be announced no later than 10 May.

Premier League: Match 37 gets rescheduled

The Premier League last week confirmed fixtures have been rescheduled to provide an opportunity for each club to host one home match with supporters before the end of the season.

Matchweek 37 will now be played on 18-19 May, with the final matches of the season kicking off at 16:00 BST on Sunday 23 May as planned.

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Following consultation with clubs, it was agreed matches would not be open to away supporters due to varying operational challenges across the League and the need to deliver a consistent approach, while maximising the opportunity for home-fan attendance.

The safety and security of supporters is of paramount importance. Clubs have a proven track record of providing COVID-safe environments and have operational plans in place ready to safely welcome supporters back to their stadiums.

Fans have been greatly missed at Premier League matches and this marks a key step towards full stadiums, including away fans, from the start of the 2021/22 season.

Premier League Points table

Manchester City were on the brink of clinching the Premier League title after a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday, while Chelsea maintained their hold on fourth place after beating Fulham by the same scoreline.

Pep Guardiola’s side moved 13 points clear at the top thanks to second-half goals from Sergio Aguero and Ferran Torres at Selhurst Park.

Pos

Club

P

W

D

L

GD

Pts

1

Man City

34

25

5

4

47

80

2

Man Utd

33

19

10

4

29

67

3

Leicester

34

19

6

9

22

63

4

Chelsea

34

17

10

7

22

61

5

West Ham

34

17

7

10

11

58

6

Tottenham

34

16

8

10

22

56

7

Liverpool

33

15

9

9

16

54

8

Everton

33

15

7

11

3

52

9

Arsenal

34

14

7

13

9

49

10

Aston Villa

33

14

6

13

10

48

11

Leeds

34

14

5

15

-2

47

12

Wolverhampton

34

11

9

14

-13

42

13

Crystal Palace

33

10

8

15

-22

38

14

Brighton

34

8

13

13

-4

37

15

Southampton

33

10

7

16

-18

37

16

Burnley

34

9

9

16

-16

36

17

Newcastle

34

9

9

16

-20

36

18

Fulham

34

5

12

17

-20

27

19

West Bromwich

34

5

11

18

-34

26

20

Sheffield

34

5

2

27

-42

17