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The English Premier League season for 2020/21 fixtures will begin September 12 and end May 23rd the English top-flight announced on Friday.



Most Clubs in the EPL excluding teams playing at the UCL will have a seven week break as  the 2019/20 comes to an end in anticipation for the next season fixtures.


However, EPL teams including Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Wolves could have just three weeks off if they were to progress to the finals of the Champions League or Europa League in August.


The Champions League final will take place in Lisbon on August 23 with the Europa League final two days earlier in Cologne.


“Premier League Shareholders today agreed to start the 2020/21 Premier League season on 12 September 2020,” the league said in a statement. “The final match round of the campaign will take place on 23 May 2021.”


The English Football League confirmed the Championship, League One and League Two will also start the same weekend.

This means that the 2020/21 season will almost certainly begin behind closed doors, with spectators only set to return to venues in England on a socially-distanced basis from October 1.