On Monday, March 9, Leicester City defeated Aston Villa 4-0 in what’s become the final match of the 2019-20 Premier League season. Since then fixtures have been postponed as a precautionary measure due to the coronavirus outbreak. But when will the Premier League resume?
After a meeting of all 20 clubs on Thursday, May 28, it was decided that the Premier League would resume play on Wednesday, June 17. The two fixtures scheduled for that day are Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United and Manchester City vs. Arsenal.
A full fixture list will then be played the weekend of June 19-21.
On Wednesday, May 27, all 20 clubs voted unanimously to return to group contact training, including tackling, with up to 10 players involved. Clubs began training in small groups last week in the first phase of “Project Restart” and this next move represented phase two of the plan.
So far, there have been 1,744 coronavirus tests on players and staff yielding eight positives, including Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale and Watford defender Adrian Mariappa. Another round of testing concluded earlier this week with the results still pending.
The 92 remaining matches will be played over a six-week period at “approved stadiums.”