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Premier League match to restart on June 17

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Premier League match to restart on June 17

A spokesman for the Premier League, which stopped play in March, declined to comment as the meeting of 20 club officials was ongoing.

The season will get under way on the Wednesday date with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, which are both games in hand.

A full fixture list would then be played on the weekend of 19-21 June, the report said. All games will be behind closed-doors.

Project Restart is well and truly underway, with Premier League clubs approving the return of contact training, as teams aim to regroup and rebuild their fitness levels before the targeted return timeline of mid-June.

One thing this would do is make a mockery of the teams that opposed the proposal to move the games to neutral grounds, as the adjustment to playing at home in front of no fans may prove to be too much for some Premier League sides to overcome, particularly with only nine-game weeks left in the season.

+The next step would be full contact training and preparation for the return to action.

Liverpool, searching for their first league title in 30 years, lead the standings by 25 points.

The negation of home advantage could have a huge effect in the relegation battle, as well as the race for European spots.

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