The seventh day of June 2020 is set to bring back to life the most-watched football league on the planet – The English Premier League.
After a 3-months hiatus due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, fans are set to be thrilled to a scintillating wave of soccer matches as Manchester City hosts Arsenal in one of the two games that will be re-opening the season on a Wednesday night.
The Premier League suspended all fixtures in March after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for COVID-19.
Top-flight clubs voted unanimously on Wednesday to return to contact training and were meeting again on Thursday to discuss issues including the restart date and the rebate to broadcasters.
However, after such meetings, the league re-opens with about 92 fixtures (to be played behind closed doors) left to complete the current season.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool who looks to have already clinched the title will do all to keep their acts together and finish the season on a high.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho spoke this week of his desperation to get playing again after seeing football resume elsewhere.
“Honestly, since the moment the Bundesliga started, the Portuguese league and Spanish league announced a date to start, I think it is the most difficult moment for us because we want to play,” he told the media.