Green light on the return from the Premier League thanks to the Resart project. Finally, the 20 Premier League teams have accepted a return to football competition and the first training sessions on the pitch have already taken place.
English security protocol specifies in detail how the final of the 2019/2020 Premier League competition will take place. Green light after the Premier League. The remaining nine days will be played behind closed doors. In addition, the remaining matches will be played more frequently and teams will have less time to prepare and rest between matches. Players may not exchange shirts after matches, hold any type of celebration, or spit.
One of the most controversial measures was the field on which the games would be played. Finally the English Federation has rejected the proposal to play in neutral stadiums in order to avoid long trips. A controversial decision, as the clubs hit a disadvantage by not playing home games.
Neither the health crisis of COVID-19 will truncate the end of the 2019/2020 Premier League, nor has the Bundesliga. They have been weeks of maximum tension on the part of clubs, players and the football Federation. The Premier has needed 14 votes in favor of the 20 teams of the highest competition to finish the competition. Initially, six clubs (Brighton, West Ham, Watford, Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich) had shown their refusal to play the remaining matches.
The restart of the Premier League has been marked by the refusal of several players to resume the competition. Sergio Agüero of Manchester City, Dany Rose of Newcastle, or Manuel Lanzini of West Ham, among others, will consider that it is too early to resume the maximum competition in England.
6 positives in COVID-19
The first training sessions took place on Tuesday, May 19, with exceptional security measures. The trainings are carried out in groups of maximum five people and always maintaining a safe distance. Ground level entry is prohibited during group training. After training, the fields and all the sports equipment used are disinfected. The soccer players will be tested twice a week and temperature controls are carried out before each training session. It must be remembered that the United Kingdom is the country in the European Union with the most deaths and with the most infections as a result of the coronavirus health crisis.
The Premier League has confirmed six positives for COVID-19 of the 748 tests carried out on players and employees of the different clubs. Soccer players and workers who have tested positive will be isolated for a week and will be tested for coronavirus again before returning to work. The Premier League has confirmed that there are three teams that have a player or worker with COVID-19.
Liverpool champion of the competition
Although there are still 9 games to play, it is almost a fact that the champion of the 2019/2020 competition will be Liverpool. Currently, Jürgen Klopp’s team leads the table and takes out second, Guardiola’s Manchester City, 25 points. Instead, relegation to the second division is undecided. It is possible that until the last game it is not known who will go down to second, West Ham, Watfor, Bournemouth, Aston Villa or Norwich City. These five teams are only separated by six points.