All 20-top flight clubs are set to vote this Friday on Project Restart which could see Premier League fixtures start soon - however, a few clubs are against the idea. Here's all you need to know about this latest development.
- The upcoming Friday (8th May) all 20 top-flight clubs will have their representatives vote either for or against Project Restart.
- All 20 clubs need to vote on the strategy, and in order for it to be approved, a clear majority of 14 clubs is required.
- The Mirror reports that exactly 14 clubs are in favour of football resuming, but the 6 sides at the bottom of the table are opposing the idea.
- Brighton, West Ham, Watford, Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich have all raised their concerns over the plans, all of whom are battling against relegation.
- The Premier League's strategy (and only possible option) of using neutral venues and games behind closed doors is seen as a hindrance by the bottom-placed sides.
- The teams are saying no because they believe home advantage is important in the final matches during a close relegation battle - Brighton, specifically, have five of their remaining nine matches due to be played at home.
- According to the report, a 14-6 majority will be reached if all clubs stick with their vote at the moment - however, the deferral of even one club from their stance could prove to be vital.
- Should the Premier League get the 14-6 vote required, the season is pencilled in to return on June 12.