THE English Premier League is set to return on June 17 according to the BBC, just a few days after Spain’s La Liga restarts.
The BBC report suggests that two EPL matches will be played first, ahead of a full deck of fixtures over the weekend of June 19 to June 21.
That means that La Liga will beat the EPL by a matter of days, with June 11 pencilled in for Spain’s resumption of football with the local derby between Real Betis and Sevilla.
That date has yet to be fully confirmed, whilst two matches according to the BBC will kick-off the EPL restart on June 17.
There will be two games involving Aston Villa playing Sheffield United, and champions Manchester City entertaining Arsenal.
Once those fixtures are cleared, then all the Premier League teams will have played the same number of matches.
The indications are that the EPL have agreed the principle of the fixture list and the dates, ahead of thrashing out the details today (May 28).
Both the EPL and La Liga were suspended in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
La Liga will pick up with games played behind closed doors, like in the Bundesliga resumption in Germany earlier this month.
It is presumed that the same principle of empty venues will apply to the English Premier League, who voted to resume ‘contact’ training sessions yesterday.