Premier League to restart on June 17

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The Premier League season is set to restart on 17 June with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, the BBC has learned.

Another game may be played on June 19th, which is a Friday, with the full fixtures understood to be starting on Saturday June 20th with matches staggered across the weekend.

Liverpool now sit 25 points clear at the top of the table while Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich City are in the relegation places.

That can be crowned champions of England in the first game back after the coronavirus-enforced break, which will have spanned three months, if City lose to Arsenal days earlier. Liverpool were leading the division with 82 points in 29 games.

The Premier League's return to the pitch is good news for NBC Sports, which carries the popular soccer league in the U.S. Games are televised on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC, though the exact breakdown for the remainder of 2020 is still to be determined.

In the league this season, he has played 26 matches, with 43 shots on target and 16 goals.

The latest meeting covered a range of subjects, including the fixture list and match venues, with a debate about playing games at neutral grounds yet to be resolved.

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No matches have been played since Leicester's 4-0 win over Aston Villa on March 9, with Liverpool just two wins away from securing the title.

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An official statement (see below) from Sky Sports saying that of the 64 games they have the rights to, 25 of them will be available to those who don't pay for Sky live football coverage.

A full schedule of fixtures will then take place on 20 and 21 June.

The remaining 92 games will be held behind closed doors but, in an unprecedented move, will be shown live in the United Kingdom by the four existing broadcast partners: Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Sport and Amazon Prime.

The planned kick-off times in the United Kingdom for live matches will also differ from the traditional times.

The Premier League's clubs have settled on a restart date of Wednesday, June 17 at today's shareholders' meeting.

"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".

"Sadly, matches will have to take place without fans in stadiums".

So far 12 people have tested positive for coronavirus after 2,752 tests across the league.

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