Premier League clubs are believed to have agreed that an unweighted points-per-game system will be used if the current campaign cannot be finished.

It was confirmed on Thursday evening that top-flight football in England will resume on Wednesday June 17, as Project Restart took another step closer to becoming a reality.

The Premier League confirmed in a statement that a provisional return date had been agreed, with the first two games back set to be Manchester City vs Arsenal and Sheffield United vs Aston Villa - the two matches which were originally rescheduled due to the Carabao Cup final.

That will then be followed by the first full match week, where ten games will be split across the weekend with games on Friday and Monday night, along with four each on Saturday and Sunday.

All matches will be televised live in the UK and, as a result, will have staggered kick-off times to ensure there are no clashes - and the Premier League has announced the timings for those matches.

Evening matches on Friday and Monday will be set at 20:00, with Saturday’s four matches set at 12:30, 15:00, 17:30 and 20:00. On Sundays, matches will kick-off at 12:00, 14:00, 16:30 and 19:00.

Some midweek matches will be required to complete the remaining matches and they will be spread to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, with kick-off times at 18:00 and 20:00.

But in a bid to ensure that every angle is covered, The Mirror are reporting that the question about what would happen if the campaign needed to be curtailed was also answered at Thursday’s meeting.

They report that clubs agreed that an unweighted points-per-game system would be used to decide the table if games are not completed, and that the decision will need to be formalised and ratified by a vote at the next shareholders meeting, next Thursday.

Should that system have to be used to settle the table, as things stand right now, then Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich City would all be relegated to the Championship.

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