The Premier League is set to resume behind closed doors on June 17

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From Digital Spy

The Premier League is set to finally resume in June, over three months after the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Premier League was officially halted on March 13, making the game between Leicester City and Aston Villa on March 9 the last one played in the competition, but the season is set to now officially restart on June 17.

According to BBC Sport, Premier League clubs are still discussing the restart of the season at a meeting on Thursday (May 28), but it's thought that all have agreed in principle at this stage.

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So, barring any huge shake-ups, the Premier League will resume behind closed doors with two matches – Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal – on Wednesday, June 17, with a full fixture list being played that weekend (June 19-21).

The news comes just a day after clubs voted to resume contact training, having previously resumed non-contact training last week. Premier League players and staff will be tested for COVID-19 twice a week, and anyone who tests positive must self-isolate for a period of seven days.

There are 92 fixtures still to play in the 2019/2020 Premier League season, and it's safe to say that the news has been received positively by all football fans who've been missing the game over the last few weeks – including Gary Lineker.

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