Premier League clubs are returning to training today as they begin preparations to get the 2019/20 campaign finished.
Coronavirus has seen the season suspended for two months, with the last top-flight game to have taken place being Leicester’s 4-0 thrashing of Aston Villa on Monday, March 9.
Steps have been taken since regarding how football can return safely, with Project Restart in full force.
Monday saw clubs vote over a resumption of training in small groups and the results were unanimously in favour of a return.
The Premier League has subsequently given the all clear for teams to work in their small groups from today.
It is a huge day for football in the country, especially after the Scottish Premiership season was cancelled yesterday.
Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson arrived at training in Tuesday morning amid the coronavirus crisis wearing his full training kit
They followed in the footsteps of France as Ligue 1’s season was curtailed, although that prospect was not even discussed by Premier League clubs in yesterday’s conference call.
Playing the remaining 92 fixtures at neutral venues or home grounds remains a hot topic among Premier League sides.
But for the meantime, training is at the forefront of the agenda as players need to get match fit for when games can start up again.
Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk also arrived at Melwood training ground on Tuesday morning after the Premier League announced players can return to training in small groups from today
The latest hope is to the see the season restart from Friday, June 12, although this is not set in stone as some teams feel more time is needed and the Premier League are willing to be flexible with that date.
In Monday’s call, clubs looked ahead to next week with the option of moving to contact training from Tuesday, May 26.
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