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Every West Ham game on TV… not impossible!

Every West Ham game could be aired on live TV if the Premier League is forced to tell clubs to play their games behind closed doors in the New Year.

The Omicron variant of COVID is causing chaos up and down the country in terms of postponements and a number of games this weekend, including the Hammers’ clash with Norwich, have fallen victim to it.

And The Daily Mail reports that there are contingency plans in place if the league decides to shut fans out of stadiums in a bid to limit the spread of infections.

Staggered kick-off times would return, just like in Project Restart, with Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and potentially even the BBC likely to air games.

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The report claims that the Premier League are not currently planning to impose new restrictions on clubs but they will take their lead from the government.

It does seem possible that there could be a lockdown after Christmas but nothing has yet been confirmed. Were a lockdown to be imposed, it is likely that mass sporting events would be most vulnerable.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.