Premier League clubs in Europe could be set for extended break

28 Jul 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

Premier League football clubs taking part in the rescheduled European competitions could be given extra time off before the start of the 2020/21 Premier League season, according to multiple reports.

Manchester City and Chelsea will be in action when the Champions League returns in August in Lisbon, while Manchester United and Wolves will be hoping to secure silverware when the Europa League restarts in the western German cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, Duisburg and Gelsenkirchen.

The four teams are expected to be given extra time to prepare for the start of the new season should they make it into the latter stages of their respective tournaments, which will take place in late August.

The Champions League final is now set for 23rd August at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, while the Europa League final will take place at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne on 21st August.

The new Premier League season will start on 12th September, but the league could ensure that those in European action get a 30-day break, meaning - should any English club make it to the final - their opening games would need to be postponed and played at a later date.