What each Premier League club is doing during the coronavirus crisis

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When will the next Premier League game take place?

England’s top-flight has been postponed until April 4 to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

They will then reevaluate the situation and decide whether it’s safe to resume to the 2019/20 season. Although, at this stage, that seems incredibly unlikely.

On Thursday, the Premier League will meet with its 20 clubs to try and answer some of the difficult questions that are being asked.

But what are clubs and players doing in the meantime?

Are they training? Do they have their own individual regimes to complete at home? Or are they self-isolating completely?

Here’s a step-by-step guide explaining how each Premier League club is approaching this unprecedented break in the football season:


The whole club is currently in self-isolation after manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus. They’re due to return to training on March 24, 14 days after the players last had contact with the boss.


Aston Villa

Villa have closed their training ground for the week after the player initially trained on Monday. They’ve now been sent home with individual training programmes.



Eddie Howe’s side are also training at home until Monday, March 23. Like many clubs, they’ve also closed their stadium and told staff to stay at home.



Brighton have given their players a break from training. However, they are expected to return to the training ground on Friday where they will receive an update to their schedule.



Burnley trained as normal on Tuesday with chief executive saying: "We will do what's right for the well-being of our supporters, staff and everyone involved with the club."



Chelsea players are self-isolating after Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for COVID-19 last Thursday. Apart from Mason Mount, that is, who was seen playing five-a-side with Declan Rice at the weekend - something that earned him a telling off from the club.

Crystal Palace

Palace closed their training ground on Monday and have given the players the week off.



Everton also closed their training ground as a precaution. Staff and players have been told to stay away from all club sites for now.



Brendan Rodgers admitted some of his players were self-isolating last week after showing signs of having coronavirus. The squad has been given a few days off and no return date has been stated.



The league leaders are staying at home and have been given individual training programmes. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s obviously includes dancing with his Little Mix partner Perrie Edwards, while James Milner’s includes counting out his Yorkshire Tea and making sure his grass is level.

Manchester City

City aren’t realising any information on their plans at this stage.


Manchester United

United have cancelled first-team training in accordance with the government’s advice.



Newcastle were the first club in the Premier League to ban handshakes and aren’t expected back training until March 30.



Norwich have told players to stay away from the training ground for the foreseeable future while they carry out their own individual training plans.

Sheffield United

Sheffield United are one of very few teams who are back training as usual. They have, however, closed their academy until March 30 and suspended all non-essential business, which includes player appearances, training ground visits and fan meetings.



Southampton trained on Monday but have now been told to stay away from the training ground. Club staff are also being told to work from home.



Spurs are training this week - but only on weekdays. Heung-Min Son has been self-isolating after he returned from South Korea in February.



Watford aren’t training at the moment and are expected to return on Friday - although that will be reviewed.

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West Ham

The Hammers are likely to return to training next Monday but that’s subject to change.

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Wolves have been told to remain at home until Thursday at the earliest. The stadium has also been closed and staff are working from home.

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