Premier League: England's top flight makes long-awaited return after three months

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The Premier League is back!

You love to see it, you really do. After more than three months away from our screens, football fans around the country and world can celebrate the return of England's top division tonight.

It feels like an eternity ago that Leicester City romped their way to a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa on March 9, only for us to find out that it would be the last Premier League fixture until June.

Since then, supporters have gone through jigsaw puzzles, Zoom pub quizzes and Euro 96 rewinds galore as we've waited patiently for things to be safe enough for a return to the beautiful game.

The Bundesliga sparked the trend in early May, La Liga kicked things off last week, Serie A is due to follow in the Premier League's footsteps and Ligue 1 is anomalous is having already cancelled the season.

The Premier League's comeback

But to the relief of Liverpool fans, the 2019/20 campaign on English shores is ready for resumption with Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and Manchester City vs Arsenal opening proceedings.

The two fixtures will get us underway tonight to ensure every team is level on 29 games played, allowing us to enter Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United on Friday with a level playing field.

Of course, it won't be entirely the same as we're used to with games played behind closed doors, but the fact every fixture is being televised live is definitely cause for excitement.

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Upcoming fixtures

BT Sport, Sky Sports, Amazon Prime and the BBC are sharing the broadcasting rights with almost 30 games due to be shown on free-to-air television.

The full round of fixtures this week goes as follows:

Wednesday June 17: Aston Villa vs Sheffield United (18:00); Manchester City vs Arsenal (20:15)

Friday June 19: Norwich City vs Southampton (18:00); Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United (20:15)

Saturday June 20: Watford vs Leicester City (12:30); Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal (15:00); West Ham United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (17:30); Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace (19:45)

Sunday June 21: Newcastle United vs Sheffield United (14:00); Aston Villa vs Chelsea (16:15); Everton vs Liverpool (19:00)

Of course, the main potential talking point from the opening week revolves around the one storyline of which we can be certain: Liverpool winning the title.

The Reds will have to keep their fingers tightly crossed that Arsenal can produce a miracle by winning away to City, thus giving Liverpool the chance to make history at Goodison Park. 

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But forget that for a moment. Forget winning the title. Forget relegation. Forget challenging for the top four. The Premier League is back ahhghgenfkehcieroncrhjfkwlsnddnvdlnnfdhgdkgbdg!!!!

Bring. It. On.

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