The Premier League is set to return in just about two weeks, with two games on Wednesday, June 17, to catch a few teams up to 29 matches played, then a full round of fixtures the weekend after (June 20-21).
As always, the exact times and dates of fixtures are at the mercy of the broadcasters, though this time the situation is a bit nicer since all matches will be available for broadcast in England, too. There won’t be any fans in the stadiums, but at least we’ll all be able to see all the games we want.
As per the Independent, the fixtures through July 2 are now set. Here’s how Chelsea’s first few weeks of Project Restart will look:
Sunday, June 21, 16.30 BST: Aston Villa vs. CHELSEA (Sky)
Thursday, June 25, 20.15 BST: CHELSEA vs. Manchester City (Sky)
Wednesday, July 1, 20.15 BST: West Ham vs. CHELSEA (Sky)
In between, Chelsea will also contest the quarterfinals of the FA Cup, away at Leicester City. That match is scheduled for Sunday, June 28, at 14.30 BST and will be broadcast on BT Sport.
So that’s a bit of a rough stretch there, with City at home, Leicester away, then West Ham away, all in the space of seven days, but that sort of fixture congestion will be commonplace as the league tries to get all games completed by the first week of August.
It’s a good thing we (might) have a fully fit (if not quite match fit) team for the first time all season! Chelsea will likely schedule some friendlies before then as well, as recently rumored.