The Premier League season will resume on June 17 with Manchester City’s meeting with Arsenal one of the first matches. Aston Villa’s home clash with Sheffield United is another the two games in hand were unplayed prior to the coronavirus pandemic halting football.

The Premier League are hoping to have the 2019-20 campaign wrapped up by August 2, with the FA Cup final then scheduled to take place a week later on the weekend of August 8-9.

The decision was made to temporarily suspend the season after both Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi had tested positive for Covid-19. The devastation of the coronavirus pandemic, and the uncertainties over the safety and welfare of players, staff and fans, led to an indefinite delay.

The most recent developments have seen three rounds of coronavirus testing completed, with the latest results, for tests conducted between May 25 and May 26, seeing four positive Covid-19 cases reported.

Liverpool remain just two wins away from sealing the Premier League title, while if Villa beats Sheffield United they will move out of the bottom three.

Leicester City and Chelsea currently occupying third and fourth ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United who are in fifth.

The return of the Bundesliga in Germany has helped pave the way for other top-flight European leagues to follow suit, with La Liga due to resume on June 8.

There has been no announcement of the resumption of the Champions League or Europa League at this stage. There are those that remain uncomfortable with the situation, with the likes of Danny Rose, Sergio Aguero, Antonio Rudiger and Troy Deeney.

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