Close contact time in training has almost halved since return

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  • Technology shows players are keeping apart more
  • Premier League games set to restart on 17 June

Premier League clubs have substantially changed the way they train amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the average time players spend within two metres of one another almost halving during the first week of contact sessions.

Project Restart is stepping up ahead of the top flight’s resumption on 17 June, with clubs given the green light to move from physically distanced small group training to contact sessions on 27 May.

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