As the English Premier League restarts, fixtures for the first three weeks have been released with Arsenal travelling to face Manchester City in a return fixture on the first night of Project Restart.
The EPL got bleak without action with the advent of the coronavirus pandemic that swept through Europe in March leading to a restriction of football activities and movement generally.
But after series of discussions between stakeholders of the League and the English FA, the premier league will return on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, with several measures in place to curb a further spread of the virus.
England’s top tier returns in less than two weeks with Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and Manchester City vs Arsenal, the four sides games in hand over the rest of the league, kicking things off.
Only fixtures for the first three weeks have been released, although, reports say clubs are aware of their schedule for the rest of the season.
Odion Ighalo is expected to get his first taste of action following the coronavirus break and the extension of his loan deal with Manchester United when the Red Devils travel to White Hart Lane to take on ex-United boss Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur on Friday, 19 June.
Super Eagles duo Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho will be expected to play some part when Leicester City visit Watford a day later on Saturday, 20 June.
Alex Iwobi will hope to delay runaway leaders Liverpool’s attempt to clinch the title at the first try when the Reds visit Goodison Park for the Merseyside derby against Everton.
Wednesday 17th June
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United, 6pm
Manchester City vs Arsenal, 8pm
Friday 19th June
Norwich vs Southampton, 6pm
Tottenham vs Manchester United, 8pm
Saturday 20th June
Watford vs Leicester, 12.30pm
Brighton vs Arsenal, 3pm
West Ham vs Wolves, 5.30pm
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace, 7.45pm
Sunday 21st June
Newcastle vs Sheffield United, 2pm
Aston Villa vs Chelsea, 4.30pm
Everton vs Liverpool, 7pm
Monday 22nd June
Manchester City vs Burnley, 8pm
Tuesday 23rd June
Southampton vs Arsenal, 6pm
Tottenham vs West Ham, 8.15pm
Wednesday 24th June
Manchester United vs Sheffield United, 6pm
Newcastle vs Aston Villa, 6pm
Norwich vs Everton, 6pm
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace, 8.15pm
Thursday 25th June
Burnley vs Watford, 6pm
Leicester vs Brighton, 6pm
Chelsea vs Manchester City, 8.15pm
Wolves vs Bournemouth, 8.15pm
Saturday 27th June
Sheffield United vs Arsenal, FA Cup, 5pm
Norwich vs Manchester United, FA Cup, 8.15pm
Sunday 28th June
Aston Villa vs Wolves, 12pm
Leicester vs Chelsea, FA Cup, 2.30pm
Newcastle vs Manchester City, FA Cup, 6pm
Watford vs Southampton, 4.30pm
Monday 29th June
Crystal Palace vs Burnley, 8pm
Tuesday 30th June
Brighton vs Manchester United, 6pm
Sheffield United vs Tottenham, 8.15pm
Wednesday 1st July
Bournemouth vs Newcastle, 6pm
Everton vs Leicester, 6pm
West Ham vs Chelsea, 8.15pm
Thursday 2nd July
Arsenal vs Norwich, 6pm
Manchester City vs Liverpool, 8.15pm