- Previously, West Ham, Brighton and Watford have objected to the idea.
- Now, Aston Villa chief also claims he wouldn't like his players to complete the season on neutral grounds.
- Other clubs are planning to use relegation as a threat to the PL minnows.
This might happen if these three outfits attempt to block Project Restart proposals to play the remaining games of the season at neutral grounds.
Here is how things stand now:
- The PL needs 14 clubs to vote in favour of playing the season at neutral venues.
- So far, teams in the relegation zone haven't objected to the idea while Watford, Brighton and West Ham chiefs have been the biggest rebels.
- However, recently, Aston Villa CEO Christian Purslow supported the three above-mentioned sides saying that Villa 'are a club that prides itself on home form'.
- The VIlla chief is worried that playing at neutral grounds would affect his players' morale and the results.'
- If Villa, Norwich and B'mouth join West Ham, Watford and Brighton, the fate of the season will be under threat.
As per the report, no one actually wants to force relegation and most of the above-placed clubs would prefer to decide it on the pitch. However, they might use it as a threat if attempts to complete the season are blocked by bottom-placed clubs.