Exactly 100 days after the last game, the Premier League is back.
In stadiums restricted to around 300 people as the pandemic dangers persist, Manchester City will host Arsenal after Aston Villa plays Sheffield United on Wednesday night.
It will usher in an unprecedented summer blitz of games in an attempt to complete the season by July 26, following Germany, Spain and England in resuming soccer.
It is a season that looked like it could be curtailed for the first time since the outbreak of World War II as COVID-19 was claiming around 1,000 lives a day in one of the hardest hit countries in the world for the disease.
But the government’s determination to bring back the national sport to lift the mood of the nation ensured social distancing exemptions were granted to allow teams to return to training and now games.
There has been a month of twice weekly COVID-19 tests for players and coaches.
Full schedule of Premier League restart – from June 17 to 21
Wednesday, June 17
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United – 10:30 pm IST
Thursday, June 18
Manchester City vs Arsenal = 12:45 am IST
Friday, June 19
Norwich City vs Southampton – 10:30 pm IST
Saturday, June 20
Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United – 12:45 am IST
Watford vs Leicester City – 5 pm IST
Brighton vs Arsenal – 7:30 pm IST
West Ham United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers – 10 pm IST
Sunday, June 21
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace – 12:15 am IST
Newcastle vs Sheffield United – 6:30 pm IST
Aston Villa vs Chelsea – 8:45 pm IST
Everton vs Liverpool – 11:30 pm IST
Where to watch Premier League matches on TV in India?
Star Sports Network will provide live telecast of Premier League in India.
Where can I watch Premier League matches live online in India?
Hotstar will provide live streaming of Premier League matches in India.