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The Premier League has confirmed schedule for the first three match rounds

The Premier League has been given the green light!

A provisional fixture list for the first three full match rounds of Project Restart have been officially confirmed to clubs.

We already knew that Aston Villa versus Sheffield United and Arsenal’s daunting trip to Man City will go ahead on June 17.

But we also now know that Spurs are set to host Man United as part of a Friday night double-header, while Everton will take on Liverpool on the first Sunday of the opening weekend.

Blues skies are coming

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Blues skies are coming

As expected, Villa’s game against Sheffield will be at 6pm on June 17, and will be followed by City’s match against Arsenal, kicking off at 8.15pm.

Two days later, the clash between Jose Mourinho’s current and former teams will be the main event on Sky Sports after Norwich meet Southampton in a 6pm curtain raiser.

Then there’s the mout-watering prospect of the Merseyside derby, which could see Liverpool clinch their first title since 1990 – that will be played at 7pm on Sunday June 21, and will be FREE to air via Sky platforms.

Meanwhile the BBC’s opener of their set of games will see Bournemouth meet Crystal Palace at 7.45pm on June 20, the first Prem match screened live on terrestrial TV.