According to reputable sources the Premier League will be returning early June. It was reported that the Premier League circulated a proposed timetable to clubs for a return. The plan involves full training commencing from the 18th May, with the league programme resuming three weeks after on 8th June.
Plans have already been discussed with all Premier League clubs with the subject now moving forward for government approval.
After this weekend, where relaxation measures are expected to be announced, the proposed plan is to then test all players for Covid-19 immediately.
Small training sessions will then be initiated before teams fully return to continue full training before restarting on June 8th.
Initially, all football was suspended on March 8th a week after Arsenal’s manager and Chelsea’s winger Hudson-Odoi tested positive for the virus.
The restart date of the 8th of July will still be dependent on other significant factors. Whether we will be able to move forward depends entirely on what happens Sunday.
The corona virus has caused chaos across European football too, with the Dutch cancelling the season and a similar thing could happen in the UK.
What would this mean for the likely winners of the Championship and the team at the top of the Premier League pile? Not much, we can’t change the rules once they’ve been passed but it must be a bitter pill to swallow for both Leeds and Liverpool fans. Each set of supporters have waited an almost entire generation to see things that were once the norm for each club.
Whatever happens Sunday, stay safe and we’ll see you back at the match soon.