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Premier League clubs begin Stage Two training

30 May 2020
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool

Check out the latest updates as teams resume contact training from 27 May

Clubs have resumed contact training after it was unanimously agreed to proceed to Stage Two of the Return to Training protocol.

Aston Villa
Brighton & Hove Albion

The Brighton players did a mix of outside and inside work and showed some of the safety measures being followed during training sessions.


"The players have all returned to training in good shape, and we have stepped up to stage two of the training protocol with no concerns," manager Sean Dyche told the club's official website

Defender Charlie Taylor, meanwhile, was excited to be one step closer to playing football again.

“To get back to bigger groups and play some actual football will be nice," he said. “Everyone is looking forward to it and glad that things are going in the right direction."


Take in some high-angle camera footage of the Toffees training.

Leicester City

Jamie Vardy and the Foxes were back on the training pitches in the sun and you can watch some of the goals in their small-sided matches below.


The Reds have been practising the quick passing skills that have been central to their bid for a first Premier League title.

Manchester City

The reigning champions got back in the groove with some small group training sessions. 

Manchester United

Marcus Rashford, meanwhile, is back looking fit and showing off his skills.

Newcastle United

Winger Allan Saint-Maximin is getting to up to full speed at the Magpies' training base.

Norwich City

Midfielder Mario Vrancic revealed that he is enjoying Stage Two of the return to training protocol. 

"Training is a lot different now," Vrancic told the club's official website. "We were only allowed to train for limited periods at the start but now that’s changing with the new protocol in place. It’s much better now and there is a lot more interaction."

Sheffield United

The Blades posted a video of their stars playing a match and taking part in some drills. 


Saints showed how they stepped up their intensity this week following the initial return to small-group training from 19 May.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs found a fun way to begin Stage Two as their players including Harry Kane and Son Heung-min partook in games of football tennis and teqball. 


Hornets club doctor, Matthew Ogunsanya, has stressed the conditions the Watford players will be training in could not be safer. 

“Moving to contact training will be a process of educating the players and staff and providing reassurance," Ogunsanya told the club's official website.

"You couldn't get a safer work place. We are in a very safe bubble." 

West Ham United
Wolverhampton Wanderers

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