Old Trafford

While the 28 clubs from 12 nations still in this season’s Champions and Europa League must be able to adhere to the same protocols, broadening that across a whole continent for the massive certification series will show a various challenge completely.

Company experts Vysyble estimate Premier League clubs will lose ₤878 m if matches have to be played behind closed doors till the end of the 2020-21 season. The bigger clubs suffer the heaviest losses, with Manchester United set to lose ₤140 m and Arsenal ₤122 m. Bournemouth’s income would lower by ₤ 6.7 m.

This might be seen by some as a positive in levelling a playing field tilted heavily towards the larger clubs.