May 28, 2020 - Sports

English Premier League set to return June 17

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling of Manchester City. Photo: Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images

The English Premier League plans to restart its season on June 17 after the coronavirus brought the league to a pause in mid-March, the BBC reports.

The state of play: According to a tentative agreement, players and Premier League staff will be tested twice a week and the games will be played without any fans in the stadium, per the BBC.

  • The first matches on June 17 will see Aston Villa play against Sheffield United and Manchester City take on Arsenal.
  • There are 92 matches left to play in the season, and Liverpool currently sits atop the table with a 25-point lead over No. 2 Manchester City.

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