The Premier League will hold a crunch meeting on Monday as they attempt to work out how they will finish the 2019/20 season.
After Boris Johnson started easing lockdown measures on Sunday, more clarity is expected to be made today.
And the Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’ plan will also be a lot clearer.
With a third Brighton player testing positive for coronavirus over the weekend, the plan is hanging by a thread ahead of the meeting.
Player safety is obviously paramount but many clubs have voiced their concern at playing at a neutral venue, and thus losing out on home advantage.
Now, according to the Telegraph, up to eight clubs could oppose the idea of neutral venues and call for ‘Project Restart’ to be delayed.
That’s the bottom six clubs plus two more clubs ‘significantly higher’ in the table, who have joined the rebellion.
The Premier League will continue to present plans for bringing back football and the decisive vote is set to take place next week. The current plan is for football to return on June 12.
However, according to the Mirror, one club states the lack of information the Premier League has provided has been “alarming” and plans for match days have been “a few slides in a presentation.”
For a vote to pass, a majority of 14 clubs need to be in favour - meaning those eight clubs could ruin any plans the Premier League has for the season to resume.
While nothing will be decided today, we will see just how strong the appetite to continue the 2019/20 season really is.
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