Sigh of relief for football fans as Premier League is expected to return on June 17

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Premier League resume date – Football fans all around the world can take a sigh of relief and have something to look forward to as the Premier League is slotted to resume on June 17 after a 100-day break due to global pandemic, Covid-19. A shareholder’s meeting was conducted on Thursday where this much-awaited decision was taken.

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Since Manchester City, Arsenal, Aston Villa, and Sheffield United still have 10 fixtures remaining, the rest of the 90 matches will resume only after they are brought at par with the rest of the teams. The first two teams will play against each other and the last two will contest each other as the Premier League resumes on June 17. Every match will be broadcasted on live television with no two matches overlapping each other over a weekend. The tentative timeline to finish the League is by August first week to allow the FA Cup final to be held by August 8.

Premier League resume date

Sources reveal that to keep in mind the social distancing precautions, high-intensity games could be played at a neutral venue to avoid a crowd gathering outside the stadiums over easing restrictions. It makes it highly likely that Liverpool might have to play their remaining home fixtures away from Anfield.

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Liverpool are enjoying a 25-point lead at the top of the Premier League points table with 82 points off 29 matches and they can mathematically seal their Premier League title win with just 2 more wins for the first time in 30 years.

Premier League resume date

Many issues are yet to be discussed at the next shareholder’s meet scheduled on June 4. Club representatives will possibly vote to decide on the remaining issues.

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The Premier League has decided on allowing 5 substitutes in each match as the games would be played back to back, so an increase in the number of available substitutes would mean a decrease in the number of injuries to players. Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said that the decision to resume the league was provisional but it can’t be confirmed until all the safety requirements needed for the players are met. Testing capacity for each club has been increased to almost 60 per club and if anyone is found positive for Covid-19, he is asked to self-isolate for 7 days. Still subject to government approval, the Premier League’s return will surely be good news for football fans all around the world.

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