English Premier League announces official start date for 2020-21 season
While the final day of the current English Premier League season is heading our way on Sunday, that doesn't mean soccer fans will be missing the action for too long after that.
On Friday, it was announced that the English Premier League's 2020-2021 season will officially start on Sept. 12. Yup, we'll all go less than two months before we see the best teams in the world return to the pitch.
Premier League Shareholders today agreed to start the 2020/21 #PL season on 12 September— Premier League (@premierleague) July 24, 2020
The final match round of the campaign will take place on 23 May
The Premier League will continue to consult with @FA and @EFL regarding the scheduling of all domestic competitions pic.twitter.com/AE21rTqiwK
Normally, we'll see a long summer offseason for the players, with the campaign typically ending in mid May and firing back up in early August. However, things were changed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, which caused a multi-month delay in 2019-20 wrapping up.
Things resumed, however, and Liverpool is set to put the finishing touches on its brilliant year this weekend. The Reds captured their first league title in 30 years this summer, doing so in convincing fashion.
Who will win it next year? Chelsea has already made some big additions with more expected on the way. Manchester United has been linked to Jadon Sancho for quite some time, while Manchester City could make a splash as well.
Liverpool will of course be dominant too once again. Fortunately for everyone, we won't have to wait too long to see all these great clubs back in action.