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 have held a number of meetings to discuss 'Project Restart', with a behind-closed-doors return in early June still a possibility.
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 the Eredivisie are the most high-profile divisions to end their campaigns early, but what would have happened if previous Premier League seasons finished after gameweek 29?
The Blues sealed top spot with a couple of games to spare and eventually finished seven points clear of Tottenham, who recorded their best-ever finish.
Seven points was also the margin after the 29th round of matches, with Spurs unable to close the gap in what was still a memorable campaign for Mauricio Pochettino's men.
Arsenal had done well to drag themselves into Champions League contention, having been down in sixth place and seven points off the top four with nine games to go.
Swansea City were at risk of replacing Hull in the relegation zone after gameweek 29, finding themselves one point above the dotted line, but a run of four wins and a draw in their final five matches saw them climb clear.
Elsewhere, defending champions Leicester City's campaign petered out as they moved from 13th to 12th in the final couple of months.