Premier League Restart – What you need to know

It’s no more news that a date has been set for the return of the Premier League. The most popular football league in world football is set to return on June 17 as long as all safety tests are concluded.

The first set of games on the return of Premier League action will see Manchester Cty face Arsenal while Aston Villa will face Sheffield United. 

These are outstanding matches and on completion, the remaining round of games will commence as all teams will have played 29 games this season.

The next round of games that will see all teams in action will commence from Friday, June 19 through the weekend.

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Will Premier League games be played at neutral venues?

A decision is yet to be made on this as venues for the games are still unknown. 

However, it has been confirmed that all remaining games will be played behind closed doors, just as is being done in the German Bundesliga.

Speaking about the fixture list for the remaining gamed, a full fixture list with TV times is yet to be disclosed.

How the kick-off schedule will look

It has been confirmed that new staggered kick-off times will be utilized for the remaining Premier League games.

  • Games scheduled for Friday will start at 8 pm.
  • Games on Saturday will be played at the following times respectively; 12:30 pm, 3 pm, 5;30 pm, and 8 pm
  • Sunday games will kick-off at the following times: 12 pm, 2 pm, 4:30 pm, and 7 pm
  • Midweek Premier League fixtures like on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays will be played at 6 pm or 8 pm.

When will the season come to end?

The end date for the 2019/20 Premier League season is yet to be confirmed. New dates for the FA Cup which is presently in the quarter-final stage are also yet to be disclosed.

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The following entities will broadcast the games

The Premier League has 92 games left to play and one might ask where they can see these games. 

Well, the 92 games will be broadcast live in the United Kingdom by the league’s existing broadcast partners such as Sky Sports, Amazon Prime, BBC Sport, and BT Sport. Do well to stay tuned to any of these channels during match periods.

We are looking forward to an exciting round of games although this will be a new experience due to the closed-door procedures that will be adopted. The first two games will be a pointer to what to expect from the remaining round of games.