Championship clubs planning coronavirus legal battle if Premier League voided

Leeds United and West Brom will be the biggest losers should the Premier League decide against promotion and relegation amid coronavirus fears.

One proposed plan would involve the current season being scrapped with Liverpool missing out on the title while Norwich, Aston Villa and Bournemouth are saved from relegation.

That idea is one that could be favoured by clubs who are lingering at the bottom of the league, but that would also mean that three clubs from the tier below would miss out.

News has now emerged that the top six clubs in the Championship have already begun talks over how they could take action against that potential decision, despite Premier League bosses remaining adamant that the current campaign should be completed in full.

The Times have revealed that club chiefs at Fulham, Brentford, Nottingham Forest and Preston North End have joined Leeds and West Brom to discuss their intentions, with a follow up meeting that includes all 24 clubs already planned.

One opinion that is said to have annoyed the second tier clubs is that of West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady, who suggested that the results of the current season are made void.

Writing in her column for The Sun, Brady said: "So what if the league cannot be finished?

"As games in both the PL and in the EFL are affected, the only fair and reasonable thing to do is declare the whole season null and void.

"Who knows who would have gone down or come up if the games have not actually been played in full?

"A huge blow to Liverpool who might be robbed of their first title in 30 years.

"This will be discussed between the PL and the clubs next week at an emergency meeting."

Robbie Fowler believes that above anything else the current season needs to be completed, even if that means a shorter season next time out.

He told Sky Sports : “What we have got to do, I think that the season has got to play out, regardless of how long we wait.

“It would be so unfair, not just on Liverpool, but teams coming up from the Championship. They should wait as long as it takes, then play the games.

“If any season gets interrupted, it should be next season when everyone is on a level playing field and understands the implications.”

  • Premier League
  • Championship
  • Leeds United FC
  • West Bromwich Albion FC
  • Fulham FC
  • Nottingham Forest FC
  • Brentford FC

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