Phew! Football is returning to these shores as the Premier League teams all agreed a date and terms for the resumption of the 2019/20 season.
The 2019/20 Premier League season will resume on 17th June 2020, with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Man City v Arsenal, the first games to take place.
Every single game of the remaining 92 EPL fixtures will be available to watch live at home with no fans allowed to attend matches for the foreseeable future. The games are being spread across four different broadcasters.
BT Sports, Sky Sports, Amazon Prime all have games. And for the first time ever, the BBC, will also be showing Premier League football live.
You can find out dates, which channel and what time every game is on with our Premier League TV Guide.
The BBC are showing 4 games on terrestrial, Amazon Prime have decided to make their 4 games free whilst Sky will be making 25 of their 64 fixtures available to everyone, via their free ‘Pick’ channel. The rest will require a Sky Sports subscription or a Now TV pass as per usual.
BT Sport have 20 fixtures, although none will be available to anyone without a standard subscription.
The remaining fixtures will be spread across the following timeslots.
The aim is to finish the season on Saturday 25th June with 6 weekends of fixtures and 3 midweek rounds taking place.
Not straight away. At the time of writing, the earliest pubs in England could re-open for business is the 4th of July but that’s far from confirmed.
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have so far taken a more cautious approach to lifting lockdown restrictions. Scotland has earmarked June 18th, at the very earliest, whilst Wales and Northern Ireland are yet to commit to a potential date.
Whilst social distancing laws would limit the capacity of pubs greatly, and greatly affect things like bar service and how long you can visit for, there’s some hope that pubs with open-air areas will be given greater leeway. This is due to the chances of contracting COVID 19 dropping significantly when outdoors.
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