The English top-flight has finally got a return date after a three-month break caused by the pandemic.
The wait is over. Premier League is set to return next month after a three-month hiatus owing to the pandemic. While Europe’s top leagues – La Liga and Serie A and Bundesliga – have announced their restart dates, the English top has now got a new provisional return date, which is on June 17.
A statement from Premier League read:
“Premier League Shareholders today agreed to a new provisional restart date for the 2019/20 season of Wednesday 17 June, provided that all safety requirements are in place.”
As expected, the remaining games will be held behind closed doors while Sky Sports will be broadcasting the majority of the games – 25 games will be made ‘free to air’.
As per the schedule, the first game will be Manchester City vs Arsenal with a full round of fixtures to be played on June 19-21.
The table-toppers Liverpool are poised for their first title win after 30 years as they are currently 25 points clear of Manchester City. Leicester City, Chelsea and Manchester United are facing a tight contest for a place in the Champions League next term.
The likes of Norwich City, Aston Villa and Bournemouth are flirting with relegation while neither West Ham nor Watford are safe as it stands.
With Man City set to face a two-year Champions League suspension, the team who will finish fifth in the Premier League table will grab a spot in the Champions League next season.