BREAKING: Man City Vs Arsenal To Lead English Premier League Resumption On 17 June

The English Premier League has fixed 17 June as resumption date for the league according to English media reports.

Premier League clubs are reportedly still discussing “Project Restart” at a meeting on Thursday but it is understood that all 20 clubs have agreed “in principle” to restart the league on that date.

The outstanding matches between Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal will lead the league’s resumption.

A full fixture list would then be played on the weekend of 19-21 June.

All remaining 92 fixtures will be played behind closed doors.

All professional football in England was suspended on 13 March because of the coronavirus and 17 June will make it exactly 100 days since Leicester beat Aston Villa 4-0 on 9 March in the last league fixture before play was suspended.

Clubs have already stepped up preparations in anticipation of a return to competitive action with the start of contact training from Wednesday.

In three rounds of testing carried out so far, 12 individuals out of 2,752 tests have tested positive across the league.

Players and staff will continue to be tested bi-weekly with the capacity increased from 50 to 60 tests per club for the fourth round of testing.

Any players or staff to test positive must self-isolate for a period of seven days.

Plans for the third phase of Project Restart include a step towards normal training and build-up to competitive games.

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