Just FOUR Premier League grounds can now let in fans after London was moved into Tier 3 Covid restrictions from midnight tonight.
The announcement by health secretary Matt Hancock forced Arsenal, Fulham and West Ham to rip up plans to host 2,000 home supporters in tomorrow’s Prem games.
Instead, the only clubs now allowed supporters are Liverpool, Everton, Brighton and Southampton.
Craven Cottage was bouncing despite the limited number of fans during Sunday’s draw with Liverpool.
But instead the Thames-side ground will be silent, apart from the sound of the players on the pitch, when the Cottagers face Brighton.
There will be fans inside Anfield for tomorrow’s top of the table clash between Liverpool and Spurs.
That will be the only Prem ground to open the turnstiles this midweek.
And this weekend will see supporters only at the St Mary’s and Goodison on Saturday – with Manchester City and Arsenal the respective visitors – and the Amex on Sunday, when Brighton host Sheffield United.
Arsenal, who have hosted fans twice so far this month, were forced to confirm a ‘full refund’ for supporters who had been successful in the ballot for the game with Southampton.