The Premier League will return on June 17 with two games and a full game round, matchday 30, the following weekend (June 20-21) – quadruple header games for Saturday and Sunday, possibly with a game on Friday and Monday too. (All 92 remaining games will air, some even free in the UK.)
If all goes well, the season ends six weeks later, on the first weekend in August.
Premier League kick-off
– Friday, 8 p.m.
– Saturday 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m.
̵1; Sunday 12:00, 14:00, 16:30, 19:00
– Monday 8 p.m.
– David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) May 28, 2020
Despite the good progress at Project Restart and the relatively smooth restart of the Bundesliga, the risk of a further increase in COVID-19 cases remains very real. Should this happen and everything should be blocked again, the Premier League needs an emergency plan.
According to Mirror, this means that the season ends with an unweighted points system per game. However, if all teams have reached the number of games played, this simply means points. Given the remaining varying strengths of the schedule, this is not necessarily the fairest, probably the best, solution. It is certainly the easiest and often the best.
This decision has not yet been officially ratified, but it is reported that the league will vote on it at their next meeting next Thursday.