Thursday, 28 May 2020 19:05

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The Premier League season is set to restart on 17 June with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal.

A full round of fixtures would then be played on the weekend of 19-21 June.

There are 92 matches still to play, and the first to take place will be those the four teams involved have in hand.

Clubs discussed the resumption plan - which is subject to government approval - at a meeting on Thursday and it is understood all agreed in principle.

The Premier League was suspended on 13 March because of the pandemic and it will be 100 days after Leicester City's 4-0 win over Aston Villa on 9 March that competition will resume, with games now behind closed doors.

Safety guidelines are yet to be issued by the government and decisions will remain subject to the continuing fight against coronavirus.

Premier League players and staff will continue to be tested twice a week, with the capacity increased from 50 to 60 tests per club for the fourth round of testing.

Liverpool currently sit 25 points clear at the top of the table while Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich City are in the relegation places.

Source:News Agencies.