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The Premier League’s resumption date must be well informed

25 March 2020 | Premier League | Opinion
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The Premier League’s resumption date must be well informed

The coronavirus has brought every single facet of normal daily life to its knees worldwide. Sport has been especially hard hit with virtually all European football suspended.

However, the Premier League now plan to resume the 2019/2020 season on June 1st, which gives them time to complete the whole campaign before next season kicks-off. All games would be played behind closed doors.

The English football authorities recently agreed to suspend the professional game until the end of April. Now, reports suggest June is now a more likely month for completion of the schedule.

This decision must have been a well-informed one, having consulted government or medical experts. Most connected with the Premier League seem determined to complete the schedule, even if it means impacting the start of next season.

The problem for the Premier League like every other organisation is that they are at the mercy of something that can be negotiated with. This is a virus that has taken a vice-like grip in some countries, leading to lockdown in some other major European countries like Italy and Spain to name a few.

People are not currently following government advice and some of the scenes from England yesterday were ridiculous. If people do not follow medical advice and stay in their homes, the resumption of everyday life will keep getting further away, as the virus infects more people.

The truth is the Premier League are only making an educated guess at when their product will return and football fans can once again view English top-flight.

Understandably, there has been talk of the rest of the season being cancelled, which has also been discussed in other European countries.

However, it seems that the Premier League as an organisation are confident over the league’s return, even if the spread of coronavirus could well push that return date back again further into the year.

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OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Liverpool 82 29 27 1 1 66 21 45
2. Manchester City 57 28 18 3 7 68 31 37
3. Leicester City 53 29 16 5 8 58 28 30
4. Chelsea 48 29 14 6 9 51 39 12
5. Manchester United 45 29 12 9 8 44 30 14
6. Wolverhampton 43 29 10 13 6 41 34 7
7. Sheffield United 43 28 11 10 7 30 25 5
8. Tottenham 41 29 11 8 10 47 40 7
9. Arsenal 40 28 9 13 6 40 36 4
10. Burnley 39 29 11 6 12 34 40 -6
11. Crystal Palace 39 29 10 9 10 26 32 -6
12. Everton 37 29 10 7 12 37 46 -9
13. Newcastle United 35 29 9 8 12 25 41 -16
14. Southampton 34 29 10 4 15 35 52 -17
15. Brighton 29 29 6 11 12 32 40 -8
16. West Ham 27 29 7 6 16 35 50 -15
17. Watford 27 29 6 9 14 27 44 -17
18. Bournemouth 27 29 7 6 16 29 47 -18
19. Aston Villa 25 28 7 4 17 34 56 -22
20. Norwich City 21 29 5 6 18 25 52 -27

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