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Coronavirus: Premier League faces a crucial week

June 2, 2020

Written By,

Miguel Prazeres

Schedule to restart June 17, Premier League faces a crucial week as any player who tests positive for coronavirus will be ruled out from the opening round.

Premier League players and club's staff will be tested twice this week (Tuesday and Friday), and in case of testing positive, they will miss the league's opening round.

The official Nike Premier League Match Ball sprayed with disinfectant on May 29, 2020 in Manchester, England. Photo by Visionhaus

Testing positive means 14-day confinement

Any case of a Premier League player or club staff member testing positive for coronavirus means 14-day confinement, away from group training. As Premier League is scheduled to restart June 17, all who test positive this week could be ruled out from the opening round.

Bernardo Silva of Manchester City controls the ball during the training session at Manchester City Football Academy on June 01, 2020 in Manchester, England. Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images

With Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and Manchester City vs Arsenal set to open Premier League action, any player who tests positive on Tuesday (June 2nd), will certainly miss the opening round.

No positive tests for coronavirus after the fourth round

The fourth and latest round of testing didn´t have positive tests, according to the Premier League. This was the first round after all Premier League clubs agreed to return to contact training, as well as the government giving the green light for the live competitive sport to return behind closed doors.

In the first three rounds, a total of 12 people tested positive.

Premier League opening fixture

Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool singing Happy Birthday during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on May 30, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

June 17 - Remaining matches of Matchweek 28
Manchester City vs Arsenal
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United

June 20 - Matchweek 30
Aston Villa vs Chelsea
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace
Brighton vs Arsenal
Everton vs Liverpool
Manchester City vs Burnley
Newcastle vs Sheffield Utd
Norwich vs Southampton
Tottenham vs Manchester Utd
Watford vs Leicester
West Ham vs Wolves

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Written By,

Miguel Prazeres