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Covid-19 outbreak: Premier League clubs ‘considering two-week break’

Premier League clubs are reportedly considering a two-week break after a rise in coronavirus cases.

The Telegraph claims the chairman of some top-flight sides have held talks over a mid-season time-out as concerns grow over outbreaks at Manchester City and Sheffield United.

City’s Premier League clash with Everton was postponed last night.

And while the Blades’ clash with Burnley is going ahead this evening, there are fears more matches will have to be put on pause in the coming weeks.

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The Premier League recorded 18 positive results in its latest round of coronavirus testing.

Southampton boss Ralph Hassenhuttl is also isolating and will not be present for his side’s game against West Ham.

Clubs fear there next week’s FA Cup third round will see more postponements, causing potential fixture chaos.

City’s clash with Chelsea this weekend is already in doubt.

And as coronavirus cases surge across the UK, the government is set to unveil tougher tiers for much of the country tomorrow.

Prem clubs will use the review to channel their own discussions.

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