OFFICIAL: Premier League To Resume Play On June 17

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The 20 clubs in the Premier League have agreed to resume play of their 2019-20 season on Wednesday, June 17 with a double-header matchup of Arsenal against Manchester City and Sheffield United against Aston Villa.

Similar to all of the other sports leagues across the globe, the Premier League officially suspended play in mid-March and has been on hold ever since.

As we reported earlier today, the proposed schedule is going to see wall-to-wall action, as the current plan is set to see five games played on Saturday, another five on Sunday, and then two on Tuesday and Wednesday each. The goal, according to reports, is to have the 2019-20 season finished by the first weekend of August.

The Premier League season will resume on Wednesday, June 17 – with Aston Villa at home to Sheffield United and Manchester City hosting Arsenal.

The two matches are in the ‘games in hand’ that will take all the 20 clubs up to 29 matches and have huge ramifications at both ends of the table. Another Premier League game may be played on Friday June 19 but the full round of fixtures will start on Saturday June 20 with matches staggered across the weekend.

The timetable was put to the clubs at their shareholders meeting which is taking place on Thursday to decide a raft of issues. The scheduling of matches for “Project Restart” is key with the Premier League hoping to complete the season by the weekend of August 1 and 2. It means the FA Cup Final is set to take place the following Saturday.

The return of the Premier League follows the largely successful restart of the German Bundesliga, which has now held three rounds of games with little to no issues. In addition to the Premier League, Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie A are also slated to resume play in June.

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