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EPL English Premier LeagueBoris Johnson Includes ‘Project Restart’ in Three-Stage Plan to Return from Lockdown

Boris Johnson Includes ‘Project Restart’ in Three-Stage Plan to Return from Lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined a plan in the coming weeks that could see the return of football in the Premier League.

At present, Liverpool sits 25 points apart from their closest challengers and is only six points away from a 30-year first league title, while Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich City sit in the relegation zone.

Premier League clubs remain committed to finishing the season although it is understood that the bottom six of the league are opposed to plans to complete the campaign in neutral venues.

The Premier League has been working on ‘Project Restart’ measures to complete the 2019-20 season, which for most clubs only has nine matches left over.

Boris Johnson has now offered a three-stage plan update to help the economy of England open up again, and the first stage seems to pave the way for footballers to return to work.

“This is not the time to simply end this week’s lockdown. Instead, we are taking the first careful steps to modify our measures,” Johnson said to the nation in an address. “We now need to stress that anyone who cannot work from home should be actively encouraged to go to work, for example those in construction or manufacturing.”

The group of people “who can’t work from home” would seem to include footballers, although the situation for sporting events remains unclear after the Prime Minister went on to say that people can “play sport even with their own household members.”

Like almost all other walks of life, football has been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of nearly 32,000 people in the UK alone to date.