All top flight clubs including Tottenham Hotspur will know within the next seven days whether or not the current Premier League season will be voided or if it will be completed.
Previous reports have indicated that the Premier League along with the various clubs are working over the feasibility of ‘Project Restart’ which involves finishing the remainder of the season behind closed doors at neutral grounds (Guardian).
While some clubs are reportedly in support of the idea of playing at neutral venues, others are still not on board as of yet (Daily Mail).
The Mirror reports that the Premier League clubs will meet today to discuss the issues which need to be resolved ahead of a potential vote on ‘Project Restart’ next week.
Clubs are hoping to finalise details such as how match days will work, playing at neutral venues, and returning to training.
Fourteen of the twenty clubs need to approve any proposed plan for the Premier League to go ahead with implementing it.
It is revealed that the Government will meet with the Premier League on Thursday to discuss the possibility of restarting the season.
If the Government gives the green light for the season to resume, a final vote between the clubs is set to happen next Monday on whether ‘Project Restart’ will go ahead.
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One of the problems in this scenario is that clubs are likely to vote with their narrow self-interests in mind. Those threatened by relegation are unlikely to agree to play at neutral venues while others will be keen for the season to resume. However, a lot will depend on the Government’s threat assessment and whether they give the green light for the competition to go ahead on Thursday.