Premier League could consist of 23 clubs next season and scrap League Cup as the league makes way for the expanded format.
The Premier League’s return has already received the necessary clearance from the government. However, there is a growing feeling that among some of the premier league clubs that the resumption oi the ongoing campaign is highly unlikely.
Allowing them to stay put though, would be unfair to teams who could have got promoted from the second division.
This leaves the league with not just the dilemma of picking the teams that get to play in Europe next season but also deciding the 3 teams to be relegated to the Championship; with all teams believing they still have a chance to survive.
Premier League could consist of 23 clubs next season and scrap League Cup
According to The Daily Mail, the Premier League plans to solve their problems by exploring the possibility of a 23-team division.
No team from the Premier League will be relegated. While the top 3 sides from the Championship will be promoted. The teams that go up will be decided be based on a points-per-match situation.
This would result in each side playing 44 games instead of the regular 38 matches.
The following season will then see 6 teams get relegated instead of 3. There is a belief that doing so closes the door on any incredibly costly legal challenges by any agitated party involved.
To make room for the extended format, one of the cup competitions will have to be axed. The FA Cup, for its history and importance, is unlikely to be touched, leaving the FA Cup scrapped; a procedure that has already gone ahead in other European countries.
UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin has also been vocal about his desire to see the League Cup scrapped in the past.
“The League Cup is off in France already,” the 52-year-old told The Times earlier this year.
“Only England remains. I think that everybody knows that it would be better for everyone if that were not played anymore.”
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