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What To Look Out for In The 2020-21 English Premier League Season

What To Look Out for In The 2020-21 English Premier League Season

Industries have suffered a major blow due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the process, sporting entities and events canceled or postponed most of their 2020 calendar activities. Soccer fans around the globe were elated by the resumption of the top European football leagues to complete the 2019-20 season. English league is popular for betting with millions of global fans. You can find available premier league betting offers for the upcoming season.

Important dates for the EPL Clubs

Players and coaches get a reduction in the amount of time for rest before the new season begins. It will take only 6 weeks for the English premier league to resume for its 2020-21 season. The first round of matches will take place on 12th September 2020. Clubs are currently in the transfer market rushing to get players signing for their teams. Signing of players will take place from 27 July 2020 to 05 October 2020.  The release of full English premier league fixtures list takes place on Friday, 21 August.

Related: Liverpool, Arsenal To Face Newly Promoted Leeds, Fulham In Opener As EPL 2020-21 Fixtures Announced

Other important dates for the EPL clubs include;

  • Community Shield – 29th August 2020
  • Carabao Cup – 15th and 16th September (round 2)
  • FA Cup – 9th January 2020 ( 3rd round)
  • International matches – 2nd to 10th September 2020
  • Europa league – 17th September 2020 (2nd qualifying round)
  • Euro Qualifiers – 8th October 2020 and 12th November 2020

Promotions and Relegations

Every season sees the three bottom teams relegated to the second-tier league. Three other teams make the step up to the premier league. Fulham, West Bromwich Albion, and Leeds United are the teams moving up the ladder. Bournemouth, Watford, and Norwich City make the step down to the championship.

Will Fans be back at the Stadium?

Premier League games will restart behind the closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As the year progresses there are plans for fans to support their teams from the pitchside. The resumption of fans to the field will follow social distancing protocols. Stadia management will allow an attendance of 30% – 50% of full capacity. Sports fans can follow the English premier league action live on TV. Betting companies are ready for the new season with the best odds to place a bet.

What’s coming in the new season?

After the resumption matches post-COVID-19, clubs named nine players on the substitution list. Teams could make five changes in the match. The new season reverts to its previous number of substitutions after the English clubs rejected the motion for extension. 2020-21 season will also oversee the full use of protocols for the Virtual Assistant Referee. The new season will make use of the screens on the sidelines to make decisions on fouls, penalties, and goals. A goalkeeper is not liable for sending off after receiving a second yellow card in a penalty shoot-out. Assistant referees will raise the offside flags only after the chance is gone. After the outcome of the play will the referee calls out the offence. New measures will include changes in the penalty taking. No player should have his body on the ground when an opponent is taking a penalty.

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