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Premier League confirms dates for 2020/21 season


The Premier League have confirmed the dates for the 2020/21 edition. The ongoing season took quite a blow courtesy the pandemic and a lot of shuffling had happened since the league kick-started again on 17th June.

In contrast to a August 2nd week beginning, Premier League will commence its next season of 2020/21 on September 12th, 2020, offering teams a break just over a month. It was also being speculated that teams like Manchester City, Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers will have their opening games a week later than the rest, given they progress further than expected in their respective European competitions.

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“Premier League Shareholders today agreed to start the 2020/21 season on 12th September. The final match round of the campaign will take place on 23rd May. The PL will continue to consult with FA and EFL regarding the scheduling of all domestic competitions” – Premier League said on its Twitter handle.

It clearly indicates that there will be some tight scheduling done to accommodate the Premier League, FA Cup, EFL and European fixtures for teams. This could mean the shareholders would agree for the five-substitutions rule to continue for another season, although there is no confirmation yet.

Here’s what the PL tweeted.

Stage set for a dramatic finish this season

After all the debacles, the 2019/20 season finally will come to an end this Sunday with all 20 teams taking field at the same time. Whilst the title chase and mid-table standings have nothing to offer, there’s plenty of drama in the relegation and top four battle.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Leicester City will be tussling it out for the two remaining Champions League slots. Whilst United face Leicester at the King Power, Chelsea will host Wolves in what will be a tricky fixture for Frank Lampard’s men.

In the relegation zone, Bournemouth’s outside hopes were resurrected with Watford dropping points horribly against Manchester City. Aston Villa and Watford are tied on points, with Villa just out of the danger zone on goal-difference. A win for Villa will keep them in the top division, but a defeat for them and Watford could open doors for Bournemouth out of the blue.

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