All twenty Premier League clubs have agreed to restart the competition on June 17, according to The Daily Mail.
The approval was given on Wednesday for all twenty Premier League clubs to begin contact training.
It was initially reported that the league could resume on a Friday night with 19 June or 26 June earmarked as potential dates (ESPN). It was also suggested that Tottenham’s clash against Manchester United would kick off proceedings.
However, the Daily Mail have now confirmed that Premier League action will resume with the two games in hand – Manchester City vs Arsenal and Aston Villa vs Sheffield United – being played on June 17.
These two matches will bring all twenty clubs up to 29 fixtures for the season. The subsequent weekend starting on June 20 has been lined up for the first round of fixtures.
This means that all clubs will have just three more weeks to get their players up to pace.
Spurs Web Opinion
The Premier League has clearly been influenced by the decisions made by other leagues to get competitions up and running quickly. While there is no doubt that this is terrific news for football fans, I just hope that the restart hasn’t come too early in terms of giving players the time they need to get match fit and stay safe.
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