A majority of clubs in the bottom half of the Premier League want relegation to be scrapped if and when the season restarts.
All 20 clubs want to finish the season but most clubs in the bottom half of the table believe it will be unfair if any clubs are relegated when the final 92 games are likely to be played behind closed doors at neutral grounds.
Premier League clubs will be warned at a meeting on Monday that the season not restarting at neutral venues could cost them more than relegation and they must consider the long-term consequences of voting against the proposal.
At least six – Brighton, West Ham, Watford, Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich – have reservations about proposals to finish the season by playing at neutral grounds without fans.
Extra support could prove vital with at least 14 clubs needing to back the proposals before games can restart.
Those who want the threat of relegation removed think that games would be played in completely different circumstances to the rest of the season so it would be unfair to relegate three teams on that basis.
Source: News update