The English Premier League is set to return on June 17
Premier League football is set to return after a three-month shutdown, with top-flight games in England provisionally set to resume on Wednesday, June 17.
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and Manchester City vs Arsenal are scheduled to be the first two fixtures when the Premier League returns next month.
A statement released read: “Premier League Shareholders today agreed to a new provisional restart date for the 2019/20 season of Wednesday 17 June, provided that all safety requirements are in place.
“Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal – postponed due to the Carabao Cup Final – will now take place on 17 June, followed by a full match round beginning on Friday 19 June. Due to COVID-19, games will take place behind closed doors.“
“Premier League Shareholders also approved a proposal that would see all 92 remaining matches broadcast live in the UK by the League’s existing broadcast partners: Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Sport and Amazon Prime.“
“The planned kick-off times in the UK for live matches will also differ from the traditional times.”