All 92 games to be televised, with games being divided amongst the current broadcasting partners in the UK
MIAMI, Fla. — (29 May 2020) The Premier League will restart from June 17.
“Today we have provisionally agreed to resume the Premier League on Wednesday 17 June. But this date cannot be confirmed until we have met all the safety requirements needed, as the health and welfare of all participants and supporters is our priority,” Premier League chief executive Richard Masters told media. All games would be held behind closed doors and all stakeholders will continue to be consulted of any changes.
The plan is straightforward.
As reported by media outlets on Thursday, two matches will be played on Wednesday, 17 June: Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal. This will allow all teams to have played the same number of games.
Then the first full round of action will be between 19th and 22nd June.
The shareholders of the Premier League also agreed thatall 92 games would be televised, with games being divided amongst the current broadcasting partners in the UK: Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC and Amazon Prime.
Masters recognised the passionate supporters of each club. With no fans being allowed at stadiums, it was imperative that “asmany people as possible can watch the matches at home,” he said.
“Sadly, matches will have to take place without fans in stadiums, so we are pleased to have come up with a positive solution for supporters to be able to watch all the remaining 92 matches. The Premier League and our clubs are proud to have incredibly passionate and loyal supporters.”
The kick-off times for the rest of the season have also been confirmed. With each match getting its own television slot, there will be more games available than anyone could ever watch.
Friday 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm and 8pm. Sundays: another quadruple header with kickoffs at 12pm, 2pm, 4.30pm and 7pm). Mondays: one 8pm match.
Two slots a day like in the Champions League and Europa League. The matches will be at held at 6pm and 8pm UK time across Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.