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It’s coming back, football’s coming back# June 17

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After a three-month enforced shutdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Premier League is set to resume again on Wednesday 17 June with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal being the first two scheduled matches to be played.

Every club will have played 29 Premier League games after the two matches are held on June 17.

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A full round of fixtures would then be played on the weekend of 19-21 June.

All matches will be played behind closed doors and will be broadcast on Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Sport or Amazon Prime.

BBC Sport will air four live matches for the first time since the inception of the Premier League in 1992.

Sky Sports will show 64 live matches and make 25 available free to air.

Kick-off times (BST) will be as follows:

  • Friday: 20:00
  • Saturday: 12:30, 15:00, 17:30 and 20:00
  • Sunday: 12:00, 14:00, 16:30 and 19:00
  • Monday: 20:00
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 18:00 and 20:00
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The Premier League chief executive, Richard Masters said: “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.”

Masters went onto add that the resumption date would not be confirmed “until we have met all the safety requirements needed.”

Safety guidelines are yet to be issued by the government and decisions will be dependent on the Coronavirus situation.


Sources: Sky Sports News and BBC Sport.



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