The Premier League have agreed that an unweighted points-per-game system will be used if the campaign cannot be finished.

It was announced on Thursday that the season would resume on June 17 following its enforced suspension amid the coronavirus pandemic.

It will begin with the Manchester City vs Arsenal and Aston Villa vs Sheffield United fixtures that had to be rearranged due to the League Cup final.

Then, the nine remaining rounds of action will begin from June 20 - although Sky are keen to show a game on Friday, June 19.

There are four separate kickoff times for matches on Saturdays and another four on Sundays.

All 92 matches will be shown live on TV, with Sky showing 64 of those - 25 of which will be broadcast free-to-air, starting with the opening weekend’s Merseyside derby.

All 92 games will take place behind closed doors

Four matches will be shown live on BBC.

But the question was also asked as to what would happen if the campaign needed to be curtailed.

Duly, clubs agreed that an unweighted points-per-game system would be used to decide the table if games are not completed.

That is one of the reasons for the re-arranged fixtures to go first, a logical decision which chief executive Richard Masters had previously said made sense, getting all 20 clubs back on a level footing.

The decision will need to be formalised and ratified by a vote at the next meeting, next Thursday.

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Masters said on Thursday: “Today we have provisionally agreed to resume the Premier League on Wednesday 17 June.

"But this date cannot be confirmed until we have met all the safety requirements needed, as the health and welfare of all participants and supporters is our priority.

"Sadly, matches will have to take place without fans in stadiums, so we are pleased to have come up with a positive solution for supporters to be able to watch all the remaining 92 matches.

"The Premier League and our clubs are proud to have incredibly passionate and loyal supporters. It is important to ensure as many people as possible can watch the matches at home.

"We will continue to work step-by-step and in consultation with all our stakeholders as we move towards resuming the 2019/20 season."

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