Premier League matches could be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak.

“It would be a forced decision rather than one we would proactively engage in. But the whole situation goes far beyond the world of sport. Of course nobody wants to play behind closed doors and I don’t think it’s inevitable at the moment that it will happen. But we feel it is quite likely it may happen in the coming weeks," said Everton CFO Sasha Ryazantsev.

The league reached out to its clubs asking them to prepare a contingency plan for the virus.

Serie A recently made a decision to play all matches behind closed doors until April 3rd