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Sport What to expect from the Premier League’s restart

04:00  30 may  2020
04:00  30 may  2020 Source:   sbnation.com

British government eyes mid-June Premier League return

  British government eyes mid-June Premier League return Britain's Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden is hopeful the Premier League can resume by mid-June despite concerns raised by players and coaches over the need for an extended period of training before matches restart. Premier League clubs are meeting on Monday to sign off on protocols that will allow a return to training this week, whilst maintaining social distancing guidelines. The last top-flight match in England was on March 9 and Newcastle manager Steve Bruce said on Sunday his players could "fall down like a pack of cards" with injuries if matches return before the end of June.

The Premier League expects three clubs to be relegated,” Parry said, adding that other options would lead to messy legal consequences. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to give an update on Sunday about plans to lift some of the nationwide restrictions, which have been in place since March.

Watford captain Troy Deeney has revealed some of the abuse he received for expressing concerns about the Premier League ' s attempts to restart the season.

The Premier League is set to make its return after suspending its season due to the coronavirus pandemic as shareholders voted to restart the season, which was suspended on March 13. Its return date is June 13, which would make it 100 days since the season was stopped.

Mohamed Salah with a racket

There will be two games upon the Premier League’s return on June 17. Manchester City will take on Arsenal and Sheffield United will host Aston Villa. And just like with most live sports that are returning, there will be no fans.

Since then, the Premier league has conducted three rounds of testing with 2,752 people resulting in 12 positive coronavirus tests. Once the season resumes, testing will be increased from 50 to 60 people per club. If anyone tests positive for Covid-19, they will be asked to self-isolate for seven days.

What do Premier League fans think about the season returning?

We asked Premier League writers what the return of their team means for their respective seasons. First up, is Noel Chomyn from The Liverpool Offside. Prior to the season’s abrupt suspension, Arsenal were at the top of the standings having won four out of their last five matches.

“It’s only taken thirty years. And now a few extra self-isolating months. But the Premier League coming back means Liverpool are finally, officially, going to be champions. Which is nice. Even if it’s going to be strange to see Jordan Henderson tap dancing with the trophy in an empty stadium.

Premier League project restart: Clubs unanimously vote to resume full squad contract training

  Premier League project restart: Clubs unanimously vote to resume full squad contract training The vote was unanimous and contact training can begin right awayThe logo is pictured through a glass window at the headquarters of the English Premier League in London on March 13, 2020. - The English Premier League suspended all fixtures until April 4 on Friday after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus.

The Premier League ' s Project Restart is set to take a significant step forward on Wednesday as clubs vote on a return to full-contact training. Clubs are expected to approve the protocols during the shareholders’ video-call after another encouraging weekend for Germany’ s Bundesliga and promising

The Premier League is set to return on 17 June with Manchester City vs Arsenal and Aston Villa vs Sheffield United, after the 20 clubs agreed to come back that week The videoconference is expected to last eight hours, with issues like broadcast rebates and home and away grounds still to be discussed.

There’s also a good chance this team, in this strangest of strange seasons, will now go on to secure their place amongst the all time great sides in English football by setting records for most points, most wins, and probably a whack of other stuff I’ve forgotten since we last got to watch them play back in March.

All of which, that stuff, it’s stuff Liverpool fans even a few years back probably wouldn’t have believed was possible if you’d told them it was going to happen, given where the club’s been. Beyond all that, though, it’s just nice. The idea of getting to watch a bunch of grown men kick a ball about for a bit every week.

Assuming of course the people making the decisions aren’t being foolish and reckless and that this doesn’t all go horribly wrong somehow.”

Brent Maxim of The Busby Babe, SB Nation’s Manchester United site, offered their thoughts on Manchester United’s season, and what the 100-day break means for them:

“Manchester United were one of the teams that were finally building momentum after an up-and-down season when the Premier League was suspended. With the enforced break allowing Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba to finally get fit again, United will have their best available team ready to push for a place in the top four.”

An estimated loss of one billion pounds for Premier League clubs .
© Supplied by Sofoot Sacred autodafé. According to the financial services firm Deloitte, the losses for the clubs of the English elite will peak at around one billion pounds, or 1.12 billion euros. The English cabinet specifies that half of the losses will be "definitively lost" , while the rest will be "deferred" until 2020-2021, provided that the current season and the next one can end.

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