Which PL clubs support Project Big Picture and which are against the plans

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Project Big Picture has divided opinion across the country – but what do the 20 Premier League clubs think about the proposals? 

The plans would see the Premier League reduced to 18 teams and the League Cup and Community Shield scrapped in exchange for a £250million rescue package to the Football League.

We’ve rounded up which clubs are reportedly for or against Project Big Picture and those who are still undecided.

Arsenal: Despite being one of the big six clubs most favoured by the proposals, Arsenal have ‘reservations’ about Project Big Picture, according to Sky Sports and the Independent.

Aston Villa: Unknown.

Brighton: They would not back plans to reduce the size of the Premier League to 18 under any circumstances, according to the Daily Mail.

Burnley: They would not back plans to reduce the size of the Premier League to 18 under any circumstances, according to the Daily Mail.

Chelsea: According to The Athletic, Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has been heavily involved in discussions about Project Big Picture for quite some time and they are ‘significant advocates’ of the deal.

However, the Blues still have ‘reservations’ about the proposals, according to Sky Sports and the Independent.

Crystal Palace: They would not back plans to reduce the size of the Premier League to 18 under any circumstances, according to the Daily Mail.

Everton: Unknown.

Fulham: They would not back plans to reduce the size of the Premier League to 18 under any circumstances, according to the Daily Mail.

Leeds: Marcelo Bielsa’s side have only just been promoted to the Premier League and they are against the plans in their current form, according to the Daily Mail.

Leicester City: Unknown.

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READ: ‘Theft of hope’: What the papers are saying about Project Big Picture

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Liverpool: The proposals were drawn up by Liverpool owner John W Henry and ‘revolution has been on his mind for a long time’, according to the Independent.

Man City: Despite being one of the big six clubs most favoured by the proposals, City have ‘reservations’ about Project Big Picture, according to Sky Sports and the Independent.

Man Utd: United owner Joel Glazer has been one of the driving forces behind the proposals while executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward also wrote sections of the documents, according to The Athletic.

Newcastle: Unknown.

Sheff Utd: They would not back plans to reduce the size of the Premier League to 18 under any circumstances, according to the Daily Mail.

Southampton: Unknown.

Tottenham: Spurs would be due a rebate of £125million for their new stadium if Project Big Picture is given the green light and the Independent claim that they are ‘broadly supportive’ of the proposals.

West Brom: They would not back plans to reduce the size of the Premier League to 18 under any circumstances, according to the Daily Mail.

West Ham: Despite being offered special status in the plans along with the so-called ‘big six’, a West Ham source told BBC Sport they are “very much against” Project Big Picture.

“The big six are using Covid for a power grab,” they told the BBC. “If this goes through, over time they will just use more and more for themselves.”

Wolves: Unknown.


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