A report from Sky Sports has revealed that there are limited chances of Leeds United being forced to play their remaining games at a neutral venue.
Excluding the play-offs, if they are going ahead, there are still 108 games to finish in the second-tier, and 326 across the entire football league.
This is all based on whether or not the Championship returns after the enforced break and those games are actually completed – something which remains in the planning stage.
Sky Sports have reported that the organisation and huge amounts of travelling required from teams would make it impractical and near-impossible for clubs to play at these neutral venues over the summer.
That would mean that the Whites could have the chance to finish their five remaining home games at Elland Road if the chance arises.
With five of the remaining nine games at home, that would give Leeds a real advantage, even if there are no fans there to witness it and stir up some of that famous atmosphere that so often spurs up the side.
So, what is there left to resolve for the Championship? It is still likely that the second-tier will return to complete this season, with it being so closely linked with the Premier League.
The FA have confirmed that relegation will still stand in the top-flight, meaning there will be three spots available for promoted sides.
If the Championship couldn’t return and the points-per-game system was used, Leeds would finish the season as champions, and as Phil Hay pointed out recently, the only way that the Whites can miss out on promotion is if they don’t pick up the points when the season resumes or if everything is voided.
basically, there's no model other than void which would stop Leeds finishing top two. Or no credible model anyway.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) May 8, 2020
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