Premier League Return Date And Fixtures: Premier League set to return on the 17th June, decided a day after contact training was finalized.
After a long set of differing opinions, the Premier League has decided to return back on the pitch from the 17th June as reported by the Telegraph.
It has been revealed in a report by the Telegraph that the remaining 92 games in the league will be scheduled to play within the six weeks to conclude the league.
The clubs planned to meet on Thursday while further discussions are yet to be done, but reportedly all the clubs have already agreed to this principle unanimously.
Whereas. On Wednesday, all the clubs decided to start the contract training, having started non-contact one a week prior. So far, around 12 players have been found positive of the virus but it hasn’t stopped the Premier League to proceed further.
Furthermore, the Premier League players and staff will continue to be tested twice a week, with the capacity increased from 50 to 60 tests per club for the fourth round of testing.
If any player or staff found positive in the process, they will have to self-isolate for a period of seven days. Plans to initiate the third phase of the Project restart encompass steps to normal training and build-up to competitive games.
After Bundesliga, the Premier League will be the second league among the top-5 football leagues in Europe to resume the competition. Meanwhile, La Liga is also preparing itself to give a restart.
But Ligue 1 has already called off their season and have already crowned PSG as champions. Liverpool is presently at the top of the table with a leag of 25 points, they need to win only one game to lift their maiden Premier League title.
The first set of fixtures
The first fixtures on the card as of now are Aston Villa Vs Sheffield United and Manchester City are set to host Arsenal in the first game-week after the pandemic pause.
A further list of remaining games are yet to be released and will be updated once announced.