With Premier League restarting on Wednesday, June 17 after being on hold since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, we assess the season so far and pick out some of the major discussion in the league.
Where are we and who is starting the game on Wednesday?
EPL is restarting with nine or 10 games remaining for each team. There are 20 teams in the league and 38 games in a season.
Premier League would be starting with the two catch-up matches – Manchester City vs Arsenal and Aston Villa vs Sheffield United.
The team at the top of the table at the end of the season is declared the champion, while it follows the same model for European qualification. The top four teams in the division will automatically qualify for the Champions’ League group stage, the fifth-place will go into the Europa League group stage and sixth will enter in the second qualifying round.
In England, the bottom three sides are relegated to the second division league
Who’s going to win the league?
Liverpool is 25-point clear of rivals Manchester City at the top of the table going into the restart. Liverpool is nailed on to be crowned EPL champions, but there is plenty to play for with European qualification spots up for grabs and a host of teams battling to avoid relegation.
Who’s going down?
Norwich City is currently at the bottom of the league, Aston Villa is four points above Norwich City while Bournemouth is two points above Aston Villa.
Man City vs Arsenal – 17 June
Tottenham v Manchester United – 19 June
Chelsea v Manchester City – 25 June
Manchester City v Liverpool – 2 July
Other big matches date are yet to be confirmed.