Premier League could restart 20 June

Premier League clubs and officials agreed on Wednesday to phase two of Project Restart by allowing group training and tackling.

The 20 clubs have been back in non-contact training for over a week now, in groups of up to five and for a maximum of 75 minutes.

Further progress is making it more and more likely that the 2019-20 campaign will be completed this summer.

No planned date has been announced yet, however, an update from Chief Football Writer for the Sunday Mirror, Simon Mullock claims that Saturday 20 June is the aim.

This would signify five weeks between the start of training and the restart of the season – the same timeframe that German clubs followed before the top two divisions returned nearly a fortnight ago.

Each Premier League club has 9-10 games still to go, so we could expect a number of midweek rounds too. The opening round of fixtures would include Tottenham Hotspur versus Manchester United and Manchester City versus Arsenal.

The FA Cup is also at the quarter-final stages with all eight remaining sides being in the Premier League. There has been no suggestion that this will be cancelled.

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