Leicester are confident their final three Premier League home games will go ahead despite the city’s local lockdown.
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The Premier League is waiting to hear whether Leicester will be able to play at home this weekend or for the foreseeable future after the city was placed under tougher restrictions due to a spike in coronavirus cases.
Playing the Manchester City v Liverpool match on July 2 at a neutral venue would be “a challenge” for both teams, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has said.
The venue for the Manchester City v Liverpool match on July 2 could be decided on Thursday.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters is excited to see the competition finally restart but admits football will not be “back with a capital B” until fans are able to return to stadiums.
Sheffield United will travel to their game at Aston Villa in three coaches and get changed in the stadium’s media room as a new era for the Premier League gets under way.
Premier League clubs are prepared to be “guinea pigs” in any phased reopening of stadiums, the competition’s chief executive has said.
Premier League clubs have unanimously approved return to play protocols and a matchday operations plan ahead of the competition’s scheduled restart next week.
A decision on whether the Merseyside derby on June 21 can be safely played at Goodison Park will not be taken until Wednesday.
A decision on whether the Merseyside derby on June 21 should be played at Goodison Park or a neutral venue will not be taken until Friday.
Premier League clubs have substantially changed the way they train amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the average time players spend within two metres of one another almost halving during the first week of contact sessions.
Premier League stadiums will be divided into three zones when the season restarts as clubs work towards agreeing matchday protocols.
Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings believes the Premier League’s return is driven by money.
The Premier League will restart on June 17, according to reports.
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says contact training “has to come as quickly as possible” while Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes his players are keen to return.
Premier League clubs will vote on proposals for a return to contact training on Wednesday.
Premier League clubs will vote on a return to training on Monday after Raheem Sterling, Steve Bruce and Eva Carneiro warned against rushing back to action amid the coronavirus crisis.
Raheem Sterling has cast doubt over the Premier League’s plan to resume matches next month with many top stars still not back in training.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin believes most European leagues will be able to finish the season.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce says Premier League players would not be ready to resume the season until the end of June, insisting an earlier start would see them “fall down like a pack of cards”.