Ighalo, Iwobi, Ndidi, Iheanacho Know Opponents As EPL Releases Fixtures

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