Premier League set for June 17 return with every match televised

Ross Houston
May 29, 2020

And so instead of the derby being held at Goodison Park as normal, it could take place at either United's home Old Trafford or the Etihad Stadium, where City play their matches.

"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", EPL said on its website.

The matches will be shown on BBC, Sky, Amazon Prime and BT Sport.

Chelsea v Manchester United – Premier League – Stamford Bridge
N’Golo Kante has been undertaking individual sessions at Chelsea’s training ground this week

Villa are now 19th and heading for a return to the Championship, after just one year back in the Premier League, but a win of Chris Wilder's team actually take them into 16th place and drop Watford back into the bottom three.

While there had been an initial plan to play all matches at neutral grounds, that was dismissed out of hand but other games could now be switched - including Liverpool's remaining matches at Anfield before they inevitably take the title.

Games on a Friday will kick off at 8pm, while on Saturday the slots will be 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm and 8pm. It will be the first time English top flight football has been broadcast live on terrestrial TV since the Premier League's creation in 1992. Midweek games on Tuesdays and Wednesday will kick off at either 6pm or 8pm.

Earlier this month, the Premier League's chief executive, Richard Masters, had expressed his desire for the two remaining game-in-hand fixtures to be played so as to bring all teams onto the 29-game bracket.

'But this date can not be confirmed until we have met all the safety requirements needed, as the health and welfare of all participants and supporters is our priority.

'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.

Wolves' trip to face the Hammers will be their first match since the Europa League tie at Olympiacos which took place on March 12, just hours before the campaign was halted.

The Mail adding though that the final three matches have been approved to be played at Wembley - FA Cup Semi-Finals and the Final behind closed doors at the national stadium.

"Positive to see further steps on the return of football today", he wrote. Any players or staff who test positive are required to self-isolate for seven days.

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