The Premier League will not start the 2020-21 season before every match from the 2019-20 season is completed.

This year's Premier League and EFL seasons will "absolutely finish before the next one begins," a source told ESPN.

The decision followed Thursday's announcement that the league will be postponed until at least April 30th, though a mid-May return looks more likely.

It is also increasingly likely that those matches will be played behind closed doors.

"The FA's Rules and Regulations state that 'the season shall terminate not later than the June 1' and 'each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season.'

"However, the FA's board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019-20 season in relation to professional football. Additionally, we have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than April 30," released the Premier League and EFL in a joint statement.