Premier League matchday income revealed as clubs set to lose cash due to COVID-19

Premier League matchday income revealed as clubs set to lose cash due to COVID-19

- Premier League clubs are not finding it funny with the absence of fans in their stadiums

- The UK government has reversed their decision to allow fans in to the stands by October

- Huge revenue is set to be lost due to lack of supporters in the stadiums

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Premier League matchday earnings have revealed that if fans are not allowed into the stadiums for the entire season, a club like Manchester United could lose out on £111million.

Football fans in the UK have been dealt a heavy blow by Prime Minister Boris Johnson who confirmed that match venues will not be open to them by October 1.

Match viewers are concerned that the situation could remain the same for several months due to the pandemic and now Boris Johnson has dashed their hopes.

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Recall that football stadiums were closed to fans since mid-March, but football lovers have been craving for a return into the stands amid the pandemic.

And this will affect clubs financially with recent figures regarding matchday income from the 2018/2019 season showing that top-flight clubs made a total of £692.5m solely from their home matched during that season.

Manchester United alone raked-in £110.8m from the Old Trafford while Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool all made over £80m that season from home games.

Premier League matchday income revealed as clubs set to lose huge cash due to COVID-19

Premier League matchday revenue set to be lost due to COVID-19. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Chelsea (£66.6m) and Manchester City (£56m) were the only other two teams to make over £50m from matchday income two seasons ago.

But even last-placed team in terms of matchday income - Sheffield United, then in the Championship - made close to £6m.

However, According to the BBC, Premier League fixtures are likely to remain behind closed doors well into next year.

Government is taking preventive measures to protect fans from contracting coronavirus which has killed almost 42,000 in the UK alone.

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However, Legit.ng earlier reported that David Moyes and two other players including Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have tested positive to the deadly coronavirus before West Ham's EFL Cup game against Hull City.

The tests were conducted before the match and the affected trio were sent back home to self-isolate but the match went on as scheduled.

The Hammers arrived at the London Stadium two hours before kick off as defender Diop and midfielder Cullen were both in the starting line ups

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