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.
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.
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
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