Saturday, 25 July 2020

2020-21 Premier League and English Football League seasons to start September 12

Liverpool players celebrate with the Premier League trophy

The 2020-21 Premier League and English Football League seasons will start on 12 September.

In the top flight, the campaign will end on 23 May, while the Championship, League One and League Two seasons will culminate on 8 and 9 May.

Next season's play-off finals will take place on the final weekend in May.

The current Premier League season will end on Sunday after it was suspended for three months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The regular Championship season concluded on Wednesday, with the play-offs finishing on 4 August.

Most League One and League Two teams have not played since March.

The Premier League said it would "continue to consult" with the Football Association and EFL "regarding the scheduling of all domestic competitions".

However, the start date for teams still playing in European competitions is still under discussion.

It remains possible they will be given a delayed start, given they could be playing well into August.

Last-16 ties in the Europa League - featuring Manchester United and Wolves - resume on 5 August, with the final scheduled to take place on 21 August.

Remaining Champions League last-16 ties resume from 7 August, with Manchester City and Chelsea still in the competition.

The final will take place on 23 August.


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