The 2020–21 Premier League is the 29th season of the the top English professional league for association football clubs since its establishment in 1992. Twenty days on from the Champions League final, seven weeks on from the end of the last league season, welcome back, roll up and take a bio secured seat for the autumn-to-summer grind of football in the time of plague. For English football this really is a journey without maps, an attempt to return to some modified version of reality at a time when the limits of the possible seem to shift every few days. It is also the right moment to ask how this is going to feel. Nobody knows right now to what degree the public will be allowed to return to the spectacle.