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Premier League Rebel alliance could be spilt

The Premier League Rebel Alliance could bee split as they approach a member crucial vote on playing the 92 remaining fixtures behind closed doors at neutral venues.

Norwich City, Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Watford, Brighton, Southampton, Sheffield United and West Ham are all believed to be opposed to the plan to play at neutral grounds.

Several top six clubs together with Premier League executives are said to be privately speaking to the rebels on a one on one basis to divide and conquer.

Norwich City and Aston Villa are likely to be told that they have more chance in surviving in the Premier League through playing their remaining games at neutral grounds as thee alternative is likely to be automatic relegation through PPG or finishing the season in the current positions.

Sheffield United are thought to oppose the neutral ground plan based on their push for European football while Southampton is not completely out of the relegation scrap themselves.

If the Premier League can persuade 14 clubs to back Project Restart then the season may yet be forced through.

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