The Premier League season will resume on Wednesday June 17 – with Aston Villa at home to Sheffield United and Manchester City hosting Arsenal.
The two matches are in the ‘games in hand’ that will take all the 20 clubs up to 29 matches and have huge ramifications at both ends of the table.
Another Premier League game may be played on Friday June 19 but the full round of fixtures will start on Saturday June 20 with matches staggered across the weekend.
The timetable was put to the clubs at their shareholders meeting which is taking place on Thursday to decide a raft of issues.
The scheduling of matches for “Project Restart” is key with the Premier League hoping to complete the season by the weekend of August 1 and 2. It means the FA Cup Final is set to take place the following Saturday.