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Premier League Meeting Today: 14 Clubs Not Included In Super League Set Up Emergency Call

Robert Mann

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Premier League Meeting Today: 14 Clubs Not Included In Super League Set Up Emergency Call

The Premier League will meet on Tuesday without Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur - who have all agreed to join a breakaway European Super League.

A virtual meeting, chaired by Premier League CEO Richard Masters, will be attended by the 14 clubs who are not involved in the newly-announced league.

A statement on Sunday indicated that six Premier League clubs will be joined in the League by AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, and Real Madrid.

Three more clubs could join for the inaugural season which will commence "as soon as practicable".

A banner hangs in the reception area of the Premier League offices in London this morning
A banner hangs in the reception area of the Premier League offices in London this morning

The new format has been put forward as a rival to the UEFA Champions League - not as a replacement to domestic leagues - but there are fears it could have wider ramifications.

Reports have claimed that the rebel clubs could face expulsion from the Premier League, or a points deduction, but it seems unlikely that this will be decided in the meeting.

It is hoped during the online call that the remaining 14 clubs will come up with a collective plan of action to deal with the rebels with the Premier League already exploring its legal options.

The meeting, scheduled for 11am, will be chaired by Premier League chief executive Richard Masters who will lay out the organisation's response and the legal position.

It is hoped that a statement will be released which could have significant ramifications over the future of the Premier League.

Here, SPORTbible takes a look at what to expect from the meeting...

What is up for debate?

Premier League CEO Richard Masters is set to chair the meeting, with the 14 inviting clubs discussing the Super League announcement.

The clubs will likely assess the best way to respond to the announcement as a league.

Reports have claimed that the rebel clubs could face expulsion from the Premier League, or a points deduction, but it seems unlikely that this will be decided in the meeting.

Speaking on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish played down the prospect of this being an immediate result of Tuesday's meeting.

He said: "We'd have to talk about that and I'd have to take advice from the Premier League.

"I didn't swallow the rule book of the Premier League and I don't know the powers but in the end, if they have the authority to run off and start their own league and cancel the agreement with us, then I'm sure the rest of us have the authority to start our own one as well.

"But none of us want that, we've got to try and find solutions.

"Firstly, UEFA have to find a solution because it's not actually our league they're walking away from, they want to walk away from the Champions League.

"There's a lot of things that can happen before we have to take those sort of sanctions."

What has been the Premier League's response so far?

Then Premier League has already hit out at the plans in a statement.

Premier League Rule L9 forbids clubs from entering unsanctioned competitions, meaning there could be grounds for some sanctions to be imposed.

"The Premier League condemns any proposal that attacks the principles of open competition and sporting merit which are at the heart of the domestic and European football pyramid," it said in a statement.

"Fans of any club in England and across Europe can currently dream that their team may climb to the top and play against the best.

"We believe that the concept of a European Super League would destroy this dream.

"The Premier League is proud to run a competitive and compelling football competition that has made it the most widely watched league in the world.

"Our success has enabled us to make an unrivalled financial contribution to the domestic football pyramid."

How have other Premier League clubs reacted?

The rest of the Premier League has responded in a negative fashion.

Officials from Aston Villa, Leeds United and Crystal Palace have all spoken out against the plans, with Villa CEO Christian Purslow branding a Super League as "grotesque".

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl said the plans amounted to war from the 'Big Six', although other managers, such as Burnley's Sean Dyche and Brighton's Graham Potter, have kept their counsel a little more.

Topics: European Super League, Premier League

Robert Mann
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