Premier League 2020/21 Season Starts September 12

Published August 10, 2020 by Sol FH

Premier League 2020/21 Season Starts September 12

The English Premier League and EFL 2020/21 seasons to kick-off on 12 September, but no word on fan attendance.

The 2020-21 Premier League and English Football League (EFL) seasons will kick-off on September 12. This would mean that unfortunately, the season will begin behind closed doors but stadiums will hopefully begin to invite spectators to watch the games on a socially-distanced basis from the 1 of October. 

The Premier League shareholders group issued a statement that read: "Premier League shareholders today agreed to start the 2020-21 Premier League season on September 12, 2020.

Hopes are high that this will actually be the start date to the season even with the new spikes in COVID-19 cases throughout Northern England. The season was supposed to start on August 8, but the Novel Coronavirus pandemic shut the league down for 100 days and threw the scheduling out the window.

The last day of the 2020/21 season will be on May 23, 2021. 

Liverpool won the 2019/20 season and will be starting the new season with its eyes on winning another year. Leeds United and West Brom will join the Premier League after their promotion. 

With regard to the specific scheduling of all domestic competitions, the league released a statement: “The Premier League will continue to consult The FA and EFL regarding the scheduling of all domestic competitions.”

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The match between Liverpool, winners of the Premier League, and FA Cup winners, Arsenal will get underway on August 29 at Wembley. There are reports that the match could be a pilot to see if having a restricted number of spectators at Wembley will work.

Directly after the match, teams will go for a short break from September 2 until September 10 before getting back to the grind. 

Teams are worried that such a short break will mean less time for players to recover from the previous season, but this is the reality that they will have to deal with. 

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