The EPL returns on Wednesday but not as we use to know it. The first of 92 league games will be packed into 40 days before the season concludes on 26 July. Fixtures will be played behind closed doors as one of a host of measures to prevent any further cases of the virus. A minute’s silence will be observed to remember those who died with coronavirus while heart-shaped badges in tribute to frontline NHS staff will also be worn on kits.
The first 12 matches of the restarted campaign, all player names on the back of shirts will be replaced by “Black Lives Matter” to memorize George Floyd. All remaining 92 games will be broadcast live, with four matches to be shown on the BBC – the first to be made free-to-air on terrestrial television since the Premier League’s inception in 1992.
Source: BBC Sport