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Premier League clubs agree to return to training in first step of Project Restart

The Premier League has today taken a huge step towards making a comeback after a meeting took place between all 20 clubs.

The first stage of Project Restart has now been agreed by Premier League clubs, with players and staff set to return to training in small groups on Tuesday with social distancing still being adhered to.

Some clubs have already allowed their players to use training pitches on an individual basis

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Some clubs have already allowed their players to use training pitches on an individual basis

 

While some clubs have already allowed their players to use their training pitches on an individual basis, players will now be permitted to train in small groups of a maximum of five, as long as social distancing is applied.

Premier League players will be allowed to train in small groups from Tuesday

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Premier League players will be allowed to train in small groups from Tuesday

There is also strict measures in place around training, such as no spitting, and the players have to arrive already wearing the appropriate kit.

Players will not be allowed to return to training without being tested, but they do have the option of opting out if they feel they are at risk, or putting family members at risk by training.

A return to training in this current guise ticks off the first part of Project Restart, with the eventual plan to resume the Premier League season on June 19.

Liverpool are a step closer to winning their first Premier League title

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Liverpool are a step closer to winning their first Premier League title

Later in the week, Premier League clubs are expected to hold a vote on the proposal of playing games at neutral venues, as well as vote on what would be the preferred method of deciding the final standings if the season has to be abandoned at any point.

We will have details on how this will affect your Dream Team season in the coming days.