The English Premier League is set to restart on June 17 with the games between Aston Villa and Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal the first two fixtures that will launch a deluge of games – subject to government approval.
As those two are games in hand that were still outstanding before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, a full round of fixtures would then follow during the weekend of June 19 to 21.
There are 92 matches still to be played with the first ones to take place bringing the number of games in the division equally up to scratch.
All of the matches will take place behind closed doors and will be broadcast live by Amazon Prime, BBC Sport BT Sport and Sky Sport.
It’s the first time since the inception of the Premier League in 1992 that the BBC will be showing live games.
Safety guidelines are yet to be issued by the government and decisions will remain subject to the continuing fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Richard Masters, the chief executive of the Premier League said: “The Premier League and our clubs are proud to have incredibly passionate and loyal supporters and it’s important to ensure that as many people as possible can watch the matches at home”.
He added that the resumption date would not be unreservedly confirmed “until we have met all of the safety requirements”.