Premier League to restart on June 17

Premier League to restart on June 17

The season is scheduled to be complete by August 1-2, and the FA Cup Final would take place a week later on August 8.

The two weekend matches will be Sheffield United at Aston Villa and Arsenal at Manchester City, which are both games in hand.

The Times report that club bosses have been told to expect six weeks of action, with June 20-21 looking like the earliest possible resumption date.

It is understood clubs will mostly be permitted to use their own stadiums, though some high-profile fixtures could still take place at neutral venues.

Shareholders also approved a proposal that would see all 92 remaining matches broadcast live in the United Kingdom by the League's existing broadcast partners: Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Sport and Amazon Prime.

Planned kick-off times would also differ from the traditional times.

"But this date can not be confirmed until we have met all the safety requirements needed, as the health and welfare of all participants and supporters is our priority". "Italy is getting back on its feet and it is only right that football should do the same".

The restart date is conditional on top-level sport being given the green light to return by the British government.

"The Premier League and our clubs are proud to have incredibly passionate and loyal supporters".

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool appear certain to be crowned champions but issues of relegation and European qualification still need to be resolved.

On Wednesday, all the clubs chose to start the contract training, having started non-contact one a week prior. There have been 12 positive tests across the Premier League, including the four that were announced on Wednesday. Liverpool were leading the division with 82 points in 29 games.

The leaders could clinch the title with victory in their first game back should second-placed Manchester City lose to Arsenal.

Dean Smith's men will host Sheffield United when the top flight restarts on June 17, after a break of more than three months during the coronavirus pandemic.

"But I think it is a good idea to prioritise games that have to be played first relatively early in the schedule". "If it said, 'Do not come to Anfield and congregate, ' then they wouldn't do that".

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