Premier League to resume on June 17
Premier League to resume on June 17 with Man City vs Arsenal among the first fixtures and all matches to be shown live
The Premier League season will resume on June 17 with Manchester City’s meeting with Arsenal one of the first matches to be played – and all 92 remaining matches will be broadcast live.
As the Telegraph first reported and Goal later confirmed, Aston Villa’s home clash with Sheffield United is another that will mark the return of the English top flight, with both those matches the two games in hand that were left unplayed prior to the coronavirus pandemic halting football.
A full fixture list will then be played on the weekend of June 19 to 21, with the agreement coming after Premier League clubs met on Thursday to continue discussions over ‘Project Restart’.
A Premier League statement read: “Premier League Shareholders today agreed to a new provisional restart date for the 2019-20 season of Wednesday June 17, provided that all safety requirements are in place.
“Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, postponed due to the EFL Cup final, will now take place on June 17, followed by a full match round beginning on Friday 19 June.
“Due to Covid-19, matches will take place behind closed doors.”
They also confirmed all the remaining games of the season will be shown in the UK on the channels currently with rights to broadcast the league – Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC and Amazon Prime.