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Premier League Clubs Look to Complete Schedule Playing Home Matches

Premier League clubs have expressed their desire to continue the season playing matches at home, rather than neutral venues.

The views were aired at the latest Premier League shareholders meeting, in order to continue “Project Restart”.

Brighton, Watford and Aston Villa have all publicly stated that they are against the use of neutral venues.

Boris Johnson in his latest announcement over the coronavirus pandemic, said that no professional sport could resume before 1 June.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said: Obviously it is the preference of all our clubs to play at home if at all possible.”

He added that the issues was being deliberated in ongoing dialogue.

And that discussions with the authorities have been held, over conditions to get the Premier League up and running.

Consultations Before Training Returns

Masters also explained that any resumptions to training would only go ahead after consultations with players and managers.

Training would only be given the go ahead, with social distancing measures in place.

The meeting also revealed that a company has been appointed to conduct testing at all Premier League grounds.

Collective Way Forward

All 20 clubs were united in the wish to complete the season

“There was a strong desire to discuss everything in the round and to agree a collective way forward.” Masters said.

“A really strong collective will to complete the season remains.”

A further meeting with players and managers, will take place this week to discuss issues of the restart and safety.

The next Premier League will then take place on 18 May.

The Bundesliga is set to resume this weekend.

Despite second tier Dynamo Dresden revealing that two of its first team squad had tested positive for coronavirus.

Their game with Hannover on Sunday has been postponed.

The Danish Superliga has also said it will resume on 28 May.

 

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