The English Premier League is back!
By Edwin on May 28, 2020
After 3 months of shutdown, the Premire League is back on June 17!
“Project Restart” has been approved by all 20 teams to complete the remaining 92 games of the season. All 20 clubs will play a complete 29 game schedule behind closed doors. It is expected that all these games would be played within a six week period but so far any date is provisional.
The Premier League’s return will still need government approval from culture secretary Oliver Dowden, but it is highly likely that the secretary will give the okay. The league will also take the neccesary percuation by increasing Testing capacity from 50 to 60 per club, with anyone testing positive for COVID-19 asked to self-isolate for seven days. They will also allow 5 substitutes per club due to the frequancy of games being played to prevent injury.
Many officials have expressed the concern of fan gatherings outside the grounds. So far Liverpool now is the only top flight club that will play their remaining games outside their grounds. The club is 6 points from winning their first league title in 30 years. Due to this there is a concern of spectators gathering outside the grounds to celebrate.
The League will resume with the first two games being Arsenal v. Manchester City and Aston Villa v. Sheffield United.