Premier League Announces Schedule For First 3 Weeks Back, Including Potential Liverpool Title Clinchers
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Liverpool will resume its quest for a first top-flight title in 30 years against city rival Everton on June 21, as the Premier League released its revised fixture list for the first three weeks of the restarted season on Friday.
Soccer in England has been suspended since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but clubs have voted to restart the season on June 17 when second-placed Manchester City host Arsenal and Sheffield United visit relegation-threatened Aston Villa.
— Premier League (@premierleague) June 5, 2020
Liverpool are 25 points clear at the top and are two victories away from winning the Premier League, but will have a shot at securing the title by beating Everton if City lose to Arsenal.
Other potential dates in the first three fixtures when Liverpool could clinch the title are June 24, when they host Crystal Palace, and July 2, when they face Manchester City.
The venues for Liverpool's games against Everton and City are yet to be confirmed.
Tottenham Hotspur, who are currently eighth, host fifth-placed Manchester United on June 19, while third-placed Leicester City travel to Watford on Saturday, June 20.
Arsenal are back in action on the same Saturday with a trip to Brighton and Hove Albion, while Villa play again on Sunday, June 21 when they host fourth-placed Chelsea.
City play again on Monday, June 22, when they host mid-table Burnley.
All the matches will be broadcast live but take place without fans present.
Revised 2020 Premier League Schedule (Times ET)
Wednesday June 17
1 p.m. Aston Villa v Sheffield United
3:15 p.m. Manchester City v Arsenal
Friday June 19
1 p.m. Norwich City v Southampton
3:15 p.m. Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United
Saturday June 20
7:30 a.m. Watford v Leicester City
10 a.m. Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal
12:30 p.m. West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers
2:45 p.m. Bournemouth v Crystal Palace
Sunday June 21
9 a.m. Newcastle United v Sheffield United
11:15 a.m. Aston Villa v Chelsea
2 p.m. Everton v Liverpool
Monday June 22
3 p.m. Manchester City v Burnley
Tuesday June 23
1 p.m. Leicester City v Brighton & Hove Albion
3:15 p.m. Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United
Wednesday June 24
1 p.m. Manchester United v Sheffield United
1 p.m. Newcastle United v Aston Villa
1 p.m. Norwich City v Everton
1 p.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bournemouth
3:15 p.m. Liverpool v Crystal Palace
Thursday June 25
1 p.m. Burnley v Watford
1 p.m. Southampton v Arsenal
3:15 p.m. Chelsea v Manchester City
Saturday June 27
7:30 a.m. Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Sunday June 28
11:30 a.m. Watford v Southampton
Monday June 29
3 p.m. Crystal Palace v Burnley
Tuesday June 30
3:15 p.m. Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester United
Wednesday July 1
1 p.m. Arsenal v Norwich City
1 p.m. Bournemouth v Newcastle United
1 p.m. Everton v Leicester City
3:15 p.m. West Ham United v Chelsea
Thursday July 2
1 p.m. Sheffield United v Tottenham Hotspur
3:15 p.m. Manchester City v Liverpool
(Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru Editing by Toby Davis)