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Still ‘no consensus’ on Premier League curtailment plan

Premier League clubs are no closer to finding an agreement on how the season should be finalised in the event of curtailment, with ‘no consensus’ following the latest talks between top flight sides.

Each side was represented at the latest shareholders meeting on Thursday to discuss a variety of issues, including how the league’s standings will be finalised if the remainder of the season cannot be completed.

The Premier League is set to make its long-awaited return behind-closed-doors later this month, though the safe resumption of elite sport in the UK is dependent on the country not suffering a second spike in coronavirus cases in the coming weeks following recent loosening of lockdown rules.

According to the Mail, Thursday’s meeting failed to find an agreement on the prospect of curtailment, and clubs are now facing the prospect of restarting the Premier League campaign without a curtailment plan.

There is one further shareholders meeting scheduled for next Thursday before the league’s first behind-closed-doors fixtures which are scheduled for June 17.

Several scenarios have been discussed including points-per-game systems, whilst there are a number of clubs in the bottom half of the table pushing for relegation to be scrapped in the event of the season not being completed.

The Football Association, however, have refused that possibility whilst the EFL have confirmed they will pursue legal action if there is no promotion and relegation between the Premier League and Championship.

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