Academy competitions curtailed 

Following a meeting of their shareholders, the Premier League has announced an agreement to curtail their 2019/20 Academy Games Programme, which includes our PL2 and U18 Premier League matches.

The Premier League states:

'This decision, which is independent of any discussions regarding the resumption of the 2019/20 campaign for first team football, has been taken to give academy staff and their players clarity at this challenging time.

The curtailment will include all U9 to U16 games as well as the U18 and U23 competitions.

The methodology for determining the final league standings and outcomes for the season will be decided at a future date.

Additionally, it is intended that any fixtures for the 2020/21 Academy season will not commence any earlier than would usually be expected.

The decision has been made with the support of the EFL, which oversees the programme for Category Three and Category Four Clubs (U9 to U18).'

Chelsea supporters who purchased tickets for the PL2 game against Wolves - which will not now take place - will receive refunds to the card used for the purchase. Those supporters who paid by cash will be contacted by the club.

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