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English FA scraps replays for cup competition, with new league fixtures coming on August 21

The
fixtures for the English Premier league
2020/21 season
will be announced by August 21.

The
new Premier League campaign will start on the weekend of Saturday, September
12, and will finish on Sunday, May 23.

Meanwhile,
the English FA Cup replays will be scrapped for the 2020-21 season as all
matches will be decided in one leg, in a bid to ease the strain on clubs during
the coronavirus pandemic.

Also,
the first four rounds of the English Football League Cup will be compressed
into consecutive weeks in September, with the fifth round held the week before
Christmas to avoid clashes with the Champions League.


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