Reports claim Premier League clubs arguing about relegation

Reports claim Premier League clubs arguing about relegation

Reports claim Premier League clubs arguing about relegation

The Sun says current plans under Project Restart could have games held at neutral venues in England, however there have also been calls to hold the rest of the season overseas.

Football remains suspended indefinitely at present amid the coronavirus pandemic, though there now remains a commitment to concluding the campaign with talks continuing over a safe return to action.

The Premier League met on Friday to discuss "Project Restart" and a potential return date for football, with clubs agreeing that full training and playing will only happen "with Government guidance, under expert medical advice, and after consultation with players and managers".

Arsenal's Emirates Stadium and West Ham's London Stadium are reportedly chosen as the neutral venues in London after a video meeting between Premier League clubs.

Brady says every Premier League club remains committed to finishing the season but fears it could be cancelled if they fail to enforce strict social distancing rules and rigorous testing.

The report claims that "lifting the threat of relegation" could be "the only way to convince" sides at the bottom of the division to fulfil the fixture schedule, with any Premier League vote requiring a majority of 14 to six in order to be passed.

"But at this critical point in the season playing matches in neutral venues has, in our view, potential to have a material effect on the integrity of the competition".

"The disadvantages of us not playing the league's top teams in our home stadium and in familiar surroundings, even with 27,000 Albion fans very unlikely to be present at the Amex, are very obvious", he added.

While up in the north west, Manchester United's Old Trafford and Manchester City's Etihad Stadium would be the other two stadia used.

The government and Sports Grounds Safety Authority would have to approve the locations of games during the pandemic. "They could argue neutral grounds better protect the welfare of all involved and reduce the burden on public services like police and ambulance".

Watford and West Ham are only above the relegation zone on goal difference and Brighton are just two points clear, followed by a five-point gap to Southampton in 14th. "But like everything else, nothing has been agreed".

General training will resume from 18 May, with the first batch of top-flight fixtures to kick off on 12 June - when Euro 2020 had initially been due to begin. "There is a long way to go from where we are now to actually getting playing again".

Liverpool held a whopping 25 point lead in the English Premier League with nine games to play before Covid-19 halted play.

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