Premier League ‘set to restart on 17 June with Arsenal clash at Man City and Aston Villa vs Sheff Utd with 1 August end’ – The Sun

Premier League ‘set to restart on 17 June with Arsenal clash at Man City and Aston Villa vs Sheff Utd with 1 August end’ – The Sun

May 28, 2020

THE Premier League is set to return on Wednesday 17 June and will be completed by August.

Manchester City will host Arsenal while Aston Villa take on Sheffield United in the first games back after the break.

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Plans were in place for the season to resume on Friday 19 June, but the Telegraph claim that has been scrapped.

Two matches will be played on the Wednesday to put all of the clubs in the league level on 29 games.

One match is then expected to be played on the Friday before a full round of fixtures across the weekend.

Premier League bosses want the season to be concluded by the weekend of August 1 and 2.

Talks were held between the 20 top-flight clubs today to decide the best way to complete the season after the coronavirus crisis.

The initial proposed date for the Premier League to return was Friday June 12.

But this has been pushed back as players need more time to regain match fitness after being stuck in lockdown.

Premier League clubs have now unanimously voted to resume contact training as they prepare for football to return.

Every player and staff member from each club will be tested for coronavirus before being granted permission to train.

Following tests carried out this week, four people from three clubs tested positive for Covid-19.

The announcement comes after Sky Sports gave fans hope by announcing they could end their freezing period on June 19.

Customers were able to pause their subscription when the league was suspended due to the global pandemic.

But with football finally on the horizon, fans will be able to tune in to watch their team in action.

It has been reported Premier League bossses could adopt Champions League-style kick-off times. 

This would mean fans could watch two games in one evening.

SunSport also revealed that Amazon are in talks with the top-flight to land more matches including the Saturday 3pm kick-offs.

As things stand, Liverpool need just two wins to secure their first title in 30 years while Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich are in the relegation zone.

 

Arsenal fans are already fearing the worst after finding out they will face last year's champions in the first game back.

One fan tweeted: "Manchester City away up first for Arsenal, is it? This lockdown ain't too bad, you know."

Another supporter sarcastically joked: "Hey, you know what would be fun and no pressure… Arsenal away to Man City in a must win game."



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