EDDIE Howe's scheduled press conference ahead of tomorrow's clash with Crystal Palace has been pushed back.

The Cherries boss was due to face to the media at 9am to preview the contest, but that has now been delayed until 1.30pm this afternoon as the club "await further guidance from the Premier League".

The Premier League are set to hold an emergency meeting at 10.30am today to decide on the future of top-flight matches amid the ongoing spread of coronavirus.

Last night it was announced that all fixtures were set to go ahead as planned, but an emergency meeting has now been called following the news that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has contracted coronavirus.

Arsenal's match at Brighton has been postponed, while Chelsea have also announced their player Callum Hudson-Odoi has also tested positive for COVID-19.

The Daily Echo understands Cherries chief executive Neill Blake will represent the club in this morning's video conference call with the Premier League.

Reports elsewhere, including in The Times, suggest that all Premier League matches will be called off this weekend.

A brief statement from the Premier League yesterday evening read: "In light of Arsenal’s announcement tonight confirming that their first-team coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive for COVID-19, the Premier League will convene an emergency club meeting tomorrow (Friday) morning regarding future fixtures.

"The Premier League will make no further comment until after that meeting."