Premier League fans could watch TWO games in one night when the 2019/20 season resumes, as chiefs are considering adopting staggered kick-off times.
The 20 top flight clubs will hold their latest meeting on Wednesday, in which discussion over the next stage of their return to full contact training will be the main topic on the agenda.
It is also expeced that TV broadcasting plans will be discussed, including how much access to grant rights holders, and therefore the fans at home, when action resumes.
And included in those discussions, according to The Sun, will be the option to adopt Champions League-style kick-off times to help ensure all remaining matches are played.
The teams will discuss a plan to have 6pm and 8pm kick-offs for midweek games, in the same way UEFA have introduced for both the Champions League and Europa League matches.
Also, the league are likely to have an equal split at weekends for five matches on a Saturday and the same number on a Sunday.
The Premier League’s round of fixtures are likely to start on a Friday night, either June 19 or more likely a week later, before reverting to weekends and midweeks.
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The number of midweek League rounds could also depend on the start date, with the FA Cup quarter-finals are also set to be played on weekdays.
And of course, if the Champions League campaign also resumes, those games are also likely to be played during the week, too.
It is claimed Premier League clubs will also try and keep some nights free for the Championship to showcase their matches.
It has also been suggested the BBC could broadcast some games for free on terrestrial TV, but that offer is unlikely to extend beyond the first couple of weeks.
In Germany’s Bundesliga, fans without Sky have been able to watch football over the first two weekends but Bayern Munich’s 1-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday evening was for subscribers only and this will continue until the end of the term.
Even if the season is completed, though, Premier League sides expect they will be forced to hand back in the region of £340million to TV companies even if they complete the season, according to The Sun.
That figure will rise to £762m if the 19/20 campaign is not finished.