Report: Some clubs in the bottom half of the Premier League make demand over restart

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Dom Le Roy

The majority of the clubs in the bottom half of the Premier League table reportedly want relegation to be scrapped if the season is to resume, according to a report from Sky Sports.

It was believed that this week could be crucial in determining the feasibility of ‘Project Restart’ (Mirror).

The clubs were initially set to vote next week providing that the Government give the green light to resume in their meeting with the Premier League on Thursday.

However, Sky Sports have now revealed that talks have hit a dead end as several bottom half clubs feel that it will be unfair to relegate any team if the season is completed behind closed doors.

Brighton, West Ham, Watford, Bournemouth, Aston Villa, and Norwich are said to have reservations about playing the games at neutral venues as they believe it will compromise the integrity of the competition.

The report reveals that these clubs have been warned that the season not restarting at neutral venues could cost them more than relegation in the long-term.

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It is to be expected that clubs will vote with their own self-interests in mind given the amount of money at stake. However, scrapping relegation might see legal challenges from the likes of Leeds United and West Brom in the Championship who will feel they have earned their right to play in the top flight.

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