According to reports, the English Premier League will return on June 12 or 19, latest. These elements of the comeback will affect Leicester City.
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It appears that all football supporters hoping for a safe top-flight return will not be disappointed. Daily Mail reported on Thursday that the premiership will comeback on June 12 or 19. Both dates are Fridays, the day nominated for the division to set out once more. It is unknown who Leicester City’s opponent would be at this stage.
Additionally the publication states that all 10 resumed fixtures will be televised, in a ‘TV bonanza’. with Tottenham Hotspur versus Manchester United mooted as a possibly thrilling curtain raiser. This will be the staggered template for the remainder of the 2019/20 season: one match on Friday night, four on Saturday, four on Sunday and one on Monday evening.
Obviously all games will be played without supporters or audiences in stadia. Furthermore, in a move that will delight fans, half of the matches may be free-to-air on YouTube as well as via red button interaction. A live ‘blackout’ used to mean no Saturday 3pm contests on telly – well, that rule is apparently no more.
Naturally some awkwardness will arise from the planned start-up: post-match interviews and TV crews might be replaced with unmanned technology or by using video links. Players will not be able to typically train, as tackling and social distancing is still in place. Neutral venues are also still a problem for some clubs because they want their own grounds involved. And, ultimately, voiding the campaign remains a discussion.