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.

The discussion will follow the Premier League shareholders meeting on Monday, when finished versions of protocols defining a return to training and competitive matches are to be It is expected to agree a deal with a Hong Kong-based company, Prenetics, for the provision of 40,000 home testing kits.

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.

Liverpool eyeing Adama Traoré

 Liverpool eyeing Adama Traoré According to an indiscretion from The Sun, the powerful winger of Wolverhampton would be the priority of Liverpool for a summer transfer. © Supplied by Football 365 3 - Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton, 5.2) Adama Traoré, who has scored four goals and seven offerings in 28 Premier League games this season on Wolverhampton's side, would be greatly appreciated by Liverpool at believe The Sun.

Masters and the Premier League , however, insisted that the ‘health and welfare of all participants and supporters’ is their priority. © Provided by Evening Standard Richard Masters Photo: Getty Images for Premier League . In a statement, he said: "We have provisionally agreed to resume the Premier

The Premier League hasn't played games since the middle of March becasue of health concerns surrounding mass gatherings, but an argreement for a restart date has now been reached. England' s top soccer league will resume its season on June 17 according to reports on Thursday.

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.”

Premier League makes it possible! Klopp can celebrate at Anfield Road .
© Getty Images Jürgen Klopp has a good laugh with a current lead of 25 points team manager Jürgen Klopp can take the English championship title at FC Liverpool at home Anfield. ( SERVICE: The Premier League table ) As can be seen from the official Premier League schedule, the Reds are allowed to play the second game after the restart against Crystal Palace on June 24th in their own arena.

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