The resumed 2019/20 football season could end on August 8 with the FA Cup final pencilled in to take place on that date as the final match of the campaign.
‘Project Restart‘, the Premier League’s proposal to resume football after the coronavirus pandemic, would see the remaining 92 top-flight matches played ahead of the FA Cup final on August 8.
Eight teams remain in the world’s oldest cup competition, which was suspended before any of the four quarter-finals had taken place.
According to the Daily Mail, a midweek August 5 date is also being considered by the Football Association as they attempt to create a schedule for the remainder of the season.
The report adds that, due to the ‘Project Restart’ idea of playing every remaining match at neutral venues, all seven FA Cup games – including the semi-finals and final – will be played at Wembley.
Reigning FA Cup holders Man City remain in this season’s competition, along with Leicester, Chelsea, Newcastle, Sheffield United, Arsenal, Norwich and Manchester United.
The quarter-finals were due to be played on March 21 and 22, but they were postponed a week prior when all English football was suspended due to COVID-19.