Clubs are starting to back the idea of holding a 22-team Premier League next season with Leeds United and West Brom being promoted from the Championship, according to Telegraph journalist Matt Law.
After West Ham insider ExWHUemployee reported that the Hammers are one of the teams keen on the idea, Law added on his personal Twitter account that there are other teams who are keen to see this plan come to fruition.
Rumours are that the club favours calling the season void but Leeds and WBA being promoted and creating a 22 league next year!
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) March 28, 2020
There is backing for this from other clubs too
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) March 28, 2020
There have been growing noises about the season being null and voided after the FA took the decision to cancel all the seasons below the National League North/South due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However this idea of a 22-team Premier League is one that was thought up a while back and could be a logical way to get next season started up without Liverpool, Leeds and West Brom missing out on what they deserve.
Liverpool have the Premier League title all but
in the bag and while Leeds and West Brom have been the Championship’s top-two almost all season, there is still just a seven and six-point gap between them and third-placed Fulham.
Fulham would feel the most hard-done-by in all of this because they are bound to feel that they could still win promotion.
But if it is too difficult to play the remaining nine games of the season then the idea of a 22-team top-flight is better than completely scrapping the current campaign as though it never happened.
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