The Premier League could reportedly be suspended for two weeks with coronavirus cases in the UK rising exponentially.
Manchester City's game against Everton on Monday night had to be called off due to a cluster of COVID-19 cases in the Citizens' camp, and 18 new cases - the highest yet - were reported in the latest round of Premier League testing.
According to the Daily Mail, talks have already been held between Premier League clubs about the prospect of a two-week break in January in order to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Sheffield United also revealed that they discovered a number of positive cases before their defeat to Burnley, but manager Chris Wilder refused to blame their coronavirus outbreak for that 1-0 defeat on Tuesday evening.
Forced changes to the calendar could be made when the Government announces possible changes to the tier system on Wednesday, as the UK recorded over 50,000 cases for the first time on December 29.