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Project Restart: Merseyside derby, Tottenham vs. Man Utd among first games back

Project Restart: Merseyside derby, Tottenham vs. Man Utd among first games back
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The first weekend of Premier League action after the coronavirus lockdown will see Everton face Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Tottenham take on Manchester United.

The first weekend of Premier League football after the coronavirus lockdown will see a number of high-profile matches, including the Merseyside derby and Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United.

Plans were announced earlier today for action to resume on June 17, exactly 100 days after the most recent Premier League match.

The first two games back will take place on a Wednesday, with champions Manchester City taking on Arsenal and struggling Aston Villa hosting European hopefuls Sheffield United.

Both of those matches are games in hand, meaning that the competition will be able to resume with gameweek 30 on the weekend of June 19-21.

That weekend will see Everton take on Merseyside rivals Liverpool - a match which could see Liverpool win the title if Arsenal beat Man City on the Wednesday.

However, that contest could be one of the "high risk" matches to be played at a neutral venue to avoid the risk of fans turning up regardless.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho will also face his former club, with Champions League-chasing Manchester United first up for the North Londoners at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The matches will be at staggered kickoff times to ensure that all of them can be televised, as will be the case for each of the 92 remaining Premier League fixtures this season.

Project Restart fixtures list: First week

June 17

Man City vs. Arsenal

Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United

June 19-21

Aston Villa vs. Chelsea

Bournemouth vs. Crystal Palace

Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Arsenal

Everton vs. Liverpool

Manchester City vs. Burnley

Newcastle United vs. Sheffield United

Norwich City vs. Southampton

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United

Watford vs. Leicester City

West Ham United vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLiverpool35303276274993
2Manchester CityMan City35233991345772
3Chelsea351861163491460
4Leicester CityLeicester351781065362959
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd341610859332658
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves351413848371155
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd35141293833554
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs351410115445952
9Arsenal35121495144750
10Burnley35148133947-850
11Everton35129144152-1145
12Southampton34135164356-1344
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle351110143652-1643
14Crystal Palace35119153045-1542
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton35812153652-1636
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham3597194459-1534
17Watford35810173354-2134
18Bournemouth3587203660-2431
19Aston Villa3586213865-2730
20Norwich CityNorwich3556242667-4121

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