Home fans only for final two r...


Home fans only for final two rounds of Premier League games this season

Phil Egan
Phil Egan

12:32 5 May 2021

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The Premier League has confirmed the final two rounds of games this season will be limited to home fans only.

Up to 10,000 home fans will be allowed to attend the final two rounds of top-flight games in England, subject to the UK government going ahead with the planned easing of coronavirus restrictions on May 17th.

Supporters are expected to be able to return to stadiums from May 17th in a reduced capacity, pending the final Government decision on planned Step 3 conditions, which will be announced no later than May 10th.

It was confirmed last week that fixtures have been rescheduled to provide an opportunity for each club to host one home game with supporters before the end of the season.

The second last round of games will be played on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday, May 19th with the final matches of the season kicking off at 4pm on Sunday, May 23rd.

A statement from the Premier League read: "Following consultation with clubs, it was agreed matches would not be open to away supporters due to varying operational challenges across the League and the need to deliver a consistent approach, while maximising the opportunity for home-fan attendance.

"The safety and security of supporters is of paramount importance. Clubs have a proven track record of providing Covid-safe environments and have operational plans in place ready to safely welcome supporters back to their stadiums.

"Fans have been greatly missed at Premier League matches and this marks a key step towards full stadiums, including away fans, from the start of the 2021/22 season."

Premier League fixtures for May 18th and 19th:

Brighton vs Man City

Burnley vs Liverpool

Chelsea vs Leicester

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

Everton vs Wolves

Man Utd vs Fulham

Newcastle vs Sheffield Utd

Southampton vs Leeds

Tottenham vs Aston Villa

West Brom vs West Ham

Premier League fixtures for May 23rd (all games kick off at 4pm):

Arsenal vs Brighton

Aston Villa vs Chelsea

Fulham vs Newcastle

Leeds vs West Brom

Leicester vs Tottenham

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

Man City vs Everton

Sheffield Utd vs Burnley

West Ham vs Southampton

Wolves vs Man Utd

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