The coronavirus pandemic has brought the Premier League season to a standstill and it remains to be seen whether the campaign will conclude.
Top-flight clubs met again on Friday to discuss 'Project Restart', with a return in early June being mooted.
However, the longer the uncertainty goes on, the more likely it seems that an alternative plan will have to be found.
That could mean declaring 2019-20 null and void, or possibly freezing the table as it stands - either way, all 20 teams face an anxious wait over their final positions.
Ligue 1 and Eredivisie are the most high-profile divisions to bring an early end to their campaigns, but what would have happened if previous Premier League seasons finished after gameweek 29?
Here, Sports Mole takes a closer look at the 2008-09 campaign.
The Red Devils moved into top spot on January 18 and maintained that position until the end of the campaign, despite some strong pressure from Liverpool.
The final European spot went to Fulham following the Cottagers' impressive climb from ninth to seventh in their remaining nine matches.
Indeed, had 2008-09 finished after 29 games, Fulham would never have got the chance to take on Europe's elite and reach the final of the following year's Europa League.
Stoke City pulled off a great escape of sorts, though, by winning five of their last nine matches to avoid the drop and finish in a respectable 12th place.
Wigan Athletic had been flying high in eighth after 29 matches, but they were unable to maintain that and dropped into the bottom half of the division.