A date has now been agreed for England’s best flight to get back on track.This is after Thursday’s ‘Project Restart’ meeting, The Premier League is set to resume on 17 June, with Manchester City’s facing Arsenal, one of the first matches to be played, and the remaining 92 matches will be streamed live.
A full fixture list will then be played over the weekend of June 19-21, with the agreement comes after Premier League clubs met on Thursday to continue discussions on ‘Project Restart.’
Premier League statement read:
“Premier League Shareholders today agreed to a new provisional restart date for the 2019-20 season of Wednesday June 17, provided that all safety requirements are in place.
“Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, postponed due to the EFL Cup final, will now take place on June 17, followed by a full match round beginning on Friday 19 June.
“Due to Covid-19, matches will take place behind closed doors.”
They also confirmed that all the remaining games of the season will be shown in the UK on channels that currently have rights to broadcast the league: Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC and Amazon Prime.
This will mean that some games are free, as the BBC, which generally only broadcasts the highlights of the Premier League, will show live games for the first time since the current top flight category opened in 1992.
The last time the BBC broadcast the best games in the English league live was in the 1987-88 season, 32 years ago.
The full list of start times was revealed, with weekend games to be played at 10 different times from Friday to Monday, as well as Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights, giving fans the chance to play soccer. every night of the week until the End of the season.
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Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said all plans and dates remain tentative as long as they can guarantee the health and safety of everyone involved.
He said: “Sadly, matches will have to take place without fans in stadiums, so we are pleased to have come up with a positive solution for supporters to be able to watch all the remaining 92 matches.
“The Premier League and our clubs are proud to have incredibly passionate and loyal supporters. It is important to ensure as many people as possible can watch the matches at home.
“We will continue to work step-by-step and in consultation with all our stakeholders as we move towards resuming the 2019-20 season.”
The Premier League hopes to have the 2019-20 campaign finished by August 2, with the FA Cup final scheduled for a week later, the weekend of August 8-9.
The decision was made to temporarily suspend the season on March 13 after both Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for Covid-19.
There was initial hope that the Premier League would be able to function again in April, although the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic and uncertainties about the safety and well-being of players, staff and fans caused an indefinite delay.
Since then, the top-tier English league has been formulating a plan to resume the 2019-20 season, where all but four teams have nine games left to play, with ‘Project Restart’ watching various meetings and discussions taking place from the better way. to safely reintroduce the Premier League
The most recent developments have seen three rounds of coronavirus testing completed, with the latest results, for tests conducted between May 25-26, where four positive cases of Covid-19 were reported.
The players have also been given the green light to resume contact training as the Premier League prepares to welcome football in England, and no formal announcement has yet been made.
Liverpool follows just two wins from sealing the Premier League title, while if Villa defeats Sheffield United in their current game, they will move out of the last three.
There’s also an intriguing battle to finish in the top four, with Leicester City and Chelsea currently in third and fourth place respectively, ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United, who are fifth.
The return of the Bundesliga in Germany has helped pave the way for other high-level European leagues to follow suit, and the League will resume on June 8.
There has been no announcement of the resumption of the Champions League or the Europa League at this stage, although Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas previously suggested that his team’s tie with Juventus had been established for 7 of August.
While most seem to be in favor of the Premier League returning, there are those who are uncomfortable with the situation, and Danny Rose, Sergio Agüero, Antonio Rudiger and Troy Deeney have voiced concerns about the restart.