When does the EPL transfer window & Premier League start for the 2020-21 season?

The Premier League 2019-20 season has just 3 rounds of matches left to play after the restart since the Covid-19 outbreak enforced a 3 month pause in the Premier League schedule.

We still have the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League & the FA Cup left to conclude but with the 3 month pause in the Premier League schedule you might be wondering when does the EPL transfer window reopening & when does the Premier League start for the 2020-21 season?

The 2020–21 Premier League season will be the 29th Premier League season since it was established in 1992.

When will the EPL transfer window open

Normally during these summer months the EPL transfer window is wide open and EPL teams are busy building their squads for the upcoming EPL season but will the COVID-19 outbreak this year is quite different.

Premier League teams are expected to meet soon to discuss the EPL transfer window and according to Sky Sports the EPL teams are expected to agree on the EPL transfer window opening on July 27 and closing October 5.


So when does the Premier League start for the 2020-21 season?

The 2020–21 Premier League season was planned to start on 8 August 2020 but with the enforced 3 month pause in the 2019/20 season due to the COVID-19 outbreak the new Premier League schedule for the 2020-21 season is now planned to start on either August 29th or 12 September 2020.

The exact Premier League start date will be decided at a later date and is dependant on the Nations League fixtures due to be played during the first week in September.

Provisional end date for the season is May 2021 assuming EPL fixtures aren't forced to pause again due to a second wave of COVID-19.


Will fans be allowed back into the stadiums for the Premier League start for the 2020-21 season?

All plans & dates are changeable at the moment but provisionally it seems like fans will be allowed back into the EPL stadiums for the Premier League start for the 2020-21 season.


Which teams will play in the Premier League 2020-21 season?

Relegated EPL Teams

At the moment we only know one certainty and that's that Norwich are relegated and will be playing in the Championship next season.

The other 2 relegation spots will be decided in the remaining 3 EPL matchdays but it's a dogfight between Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Brighton, Watford and West Ham.

Promoted from the Championship

At the moment it's Leeds United, West Brom, Brentford and Fulham who are battling for the two automatic promotion spots from the Championship to the EPL. Promotion to the Premier League is estimated to be worth £180m to a club so the stakes are very high!

The third promotion spot which is decided via the Championship playoffs is being fought out by Nottingham Forest, Cardiff City, Swansea City, Preston, Derby County and Blackburn Rovers!