Premier League sets August 2 deadline date as clubs face hectic 39-day fixture schedule

Premier League sets August 2 deadline date as clubs face hectic 39-day fixture schedule

The FA Cup final is now set to be played on August 8. The proposals are set to be ratified at the next PL shareholders’ meeting, on June 4.

Most players this week returned to full contact training, after Phase Two of Project Restart was agreed on Monday.

Most of the remaining 92 games will be played at their original venues – but 12 have been identified as being high profile, and they will be played at neutral venues after consultation with police.

But all derby games will now be played at neutral venues, because of police concerns about crowds gathering.

Sky will be showing 64 of the games, with the other 25 being shared free to air between BT Sport, Amazon Prime and four on the BBC – the first time ever that live Premier League matches will be shown on terrestrial tv.

But London Mayor Sadiq Khan last night warned: “Safety is what matters. We don’t want Premier League clubs to have fans congregating – we’ve got Tottenham v Arsenal coming up.

Published at Thu, 28 May 2020 21:30:00 +0000