20 Premier League clubs on May 27 agreed on a plan for players to practice normally, one step further in the plan to resume the tournament.
Earlier this week, the British Government issued guidance on the second phase of the “Restart Project” (plan to resume the Premier League), which emphasized allowing male and female athletes to be allowed close contact on the field within 2 m, as long as “carefully controlled medical conditions”.
According to this guideline, athletes, including players, coaches are allowed to collide on the training ground. The number of people attending a training session was increased from four to 12.
The Premier League organizers will convey the Government’s decision to representatives of clubs, Professional Footballers Association (PFA) and Coach Association (LMA) in today’s online meeting on May 28.
Sky Sports believes that no serious problem has occurred in the last week of training, although some players such as captain Watfrod, Troy Deeney or Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante refuse to train because of safety concerns.
The Liverpool player looks forward to the Premier League returning every day
The format of the remaining 92 Premier League matches is also discussed in today’s session such as calculating points for each match, setting up a backup plan if the Premier League is forced to end early. However, with 0.6% nCoV infection among players through two tests, the British football leader is optimistic that the disease is not common and is a threat right now.
Although everything is on the right track, the possibility of restarting the Premier League on June 12 is still open. In the statement, the Premier League organizers emphasized that they still respect the decisions of the coach and the players, and call for support from the main characters of the football matches.
Premier League president Gary Hoffman, tournament health advisor Mark Gillett, and football director Richard Garlick will listen to the teams’ feedback before making a final decision.
As a special shareholder, the Football Association of England is currently stationary in identifying teams up and down in two leagues. Clubs in the bottom of the table now want to drop the league formula in the 2019-2020 season.