Arsenal, Chelsea and the FA have told fans not to go to Wembley on Saturday. The two London rivals will face each other in a bid to win the FA Cup
There are fears that supporters may go to the stadium if their team wins. Social distancing guidelines remain in place in England amid the coronavirus.
Liverpoolfans marked their first title win for 30 years by gathering outside Anfield and crowds thronged Elland Road to celebrate Leeds’ promotion to the Premier League this month.
The FA are optimistic that fans will stay away, given that both semi-finals took place at Wembley without crowds gathering.
They have been liaising with both finalists to send ‘stay at home’ messages to supporters as a reminder. The FA will also issue warnings on their own channels.
Social distancing guidelines remain in place in England, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson having warned that there are signs of a second wave of coronavirus cases in Europe.
Another outbreak could lead to the suspension of sport for a second time. The Premier League’s 2020-21 season is currently scheduled to start on September 12.