Arsenal to host Liverpool on brink of title in first Premier League games back when campaign returns on April 30 – The Sun

THE PREMIER LEAGUE will return with a mega weekend of action if it resumes on schedule.

A date of April 30 was agreed after a meeting on Thursday to determine the latest suspension of English football.

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Should football return from that date, a situation far from clear in itself, six matchdays will need to be rearranged in the "indefinite" period that the season can now be extended into.

But it can be expected that the matches already set for weekend of May 2 will be the ones taking place if play resumes on time.

The big match-up in the diary is Arsenal hosting Liverpool, with the visitors knowing a win at Emirates Stadium would seal the title if Manchester City lose at home to Bournemouth.

In their 2019/20 meetings so far, Jurgen Klopp's side have claimed a resounding 3-1 win in the Premier League and triumphed in the Carabao Cup on penalties following a 5-5 epic at Anfield.

And the Gunners will go into the game, presumably with Mikel Arteta at the helm following his coronavirus recovery, motivated to chase down the final European places.

Their rivals face some tough tests of their own, most notably Sheffield United who head to Leicester.

Manchester United head to another upward-looking team in Crystal Palace while Tottenham face Newcastle at St James' Park.

Tenth will host sixth as Burnley take on Wolves seeking revenge for Raul Jimenez's 97th-minute penalty that sealed his side a point in the reverse fixture at Molineux.


Arsenal vs Liverpool

Burnley vs Wolves

Chelsea vs Norwich

Crystal Palace vs Man Utd

Everton vs Aston Villa

Leicester vs Sheff Utd

Man City vs Bournemouth

Newcastle vs Tottenham

Southampton vs Brighton

West Ham vs Watford

In the relegation battle, Norwich must go to Chelsea and Aston Villa are due to head to Goodison Park and face Everton.

But the season could be restarting with a huge showdown between 16th and 17th, West Ham and Watford, at London Stadium.

Last but not least, a South Coast clash at St Mary's will see Brighton face Southampton in their bid to beat the drop – with the Saints on a poor run going into the break themselves.

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