EPL relegation ‘unlikely’

2020-04-22 06:03

THERE is unlikely to be any relegation from the English Premier League if the season ends with no more matches, Brighton owner Tony Bloom told British media.

Premier League clubs met on Friday to discuss possible models for finishing the season, but all options remained hypothetical after the UK government extended lockdown restrictions for another three weeks. Relegation means a financial hit somewhere in the region of $100 million and Bloom thought it unlikely that the required 70% of clubs would vote to send three teams down.

With some teams having more matches remaining than others, another proposal is that a club’s final position be decided by the average number of points they have won per game.

Bloom thought that option even less likely to succeed. “I don’t foresee a situation, if the season’s not played out, that teams will get relegated on a points-per-game basis,” he said.

“I just don’t think ... a team which is not allowed to play out the season may lose out on 0.2 points based on this system ...” Bloom said. — Reuters.

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