Breaking news: the Premier League is back on the 17 July

Breaking news: the Premier League is back on the 17 July

The Premier League season is set to restart on 17 June with games against Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal according to the BBC. The Tottenham games have not yet been announced.

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

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

Club directors are still deliberating the idea at a meeting which will conclude later on Thursday, but it is understood all have agreed in principle at this stage.

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.