The English Premier League has made its first official remark on the matter of resuming matches today and we couldn’t be any happier. The league will resume from June 17 with Arsenal playing opposite Manchester City and Aston Villa will face Sheffield United.
The EPL further confirmed that all 92 remaining matches of the season will take place behind closed doors due to the fear of coronavirus pandemic.
With all safety precautions in place, the league will go full- throttle from June 19 with full match rounds every day. Since live attendance isn’t an option for a long time, live matches will be broadcasted on Sky Sports, BBC Sports, Star and Amazon Prime to cater to all time zones.
“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” – Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters.
All 20 clubs have provisionally agreed to return and follow mandatory guidelines. The Premier League clubs have returned to training in small groups to prep for their return
The news has been welcomed by stakeholders and other financial investors of the league. The abrupt suspension of the league has costed huge revenue losses and any further delay could cause approximately 750 million pounds in broadcasting alone.
How does the table look and where do the teams stand
Liverpool leads with 82 points and is well- placed to lift the trophy this season after 30 long years. It’s a shame they would have to do it without their fans. Manchester City and Leicester City are at second and third position. Chelsea and Manchester United round up the top five.
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