The Premier League is coming back on June 17th
Football bosses have confirmed that top flight football will return on June 17th, for two midweek games before a full weekend of football from June 20th.
The first games back will be Aston Villa at home to Sheffield United and Manchester City hosting Arsenal with huge ramifications for both top and bottom of the league.
Playing those two matches will take all teams to 29 games played before the remaining 90 fixtures are played in the following 6 week period with the league finished on the weekend of August 1-2 before the FA Cup on Saturday August 8th.
Saturday June 20 will be the first official round of matches with kick-offs staggered across the weekend. Games are set to be played starting every two hours between 12pm and 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays and starting at 6pm and 8pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
The scheduling was finalised at today's meeting of all 20 Premier League clubs who are set for 3 weeks of contact training before the season begins again.
An original date of June 12th was floated by clubs, but ultimately rejected to give more time to put in place systems for player protection.