PREMIER LEAGUE clubs are reportedly contemplating plans to SCRAP replays in the FA Cup.
This idea varieties a part of a “New Deal for Football”, which could additionally see sides play U21 sides in the Carabao Cup.
The Times claims the proposals are on the coronary heart of talks at Wednesday’s Premier League shareholders’ assembly.
Discussions will happen over ideas to probably ship £250million in additional funds to the EFL whereas additionally reforming parachute funds.
And one proposal is to completely minimize FA Cup replays in the third and fourth rounds from 2024.
This would see these video games go straight to penalty shoot-outs – subsequently offering decrease league sides with a higher alternative of progressing previous top-flight clubs.
It would additionally assist release house in the calendar for Premier League outfits.
But the FA should first give their blessing earlier than any reform goes forward.
Third and fourth spherical replays have already been axed for the previous two years following the backlog from Covid.
And they could but be minimize once more this 12 months to cease a fixture pile-up after video games had been postponed in the wake of the Queen’s demise.
As for the Carabao Cup, groups taking part in in Europe could discipline their U21s in a bid to clean up the competitors – and even withdraw totally.
Top-flight sides are completely satisfied for the Cup not to be scrapped, and they will even not power FA Cup video games to solely go forward in midweek.
The ideas all come after the federal government warned the Premier League should present a serious money injection for the EFL with a brand new deal – or else be pressured to achieve this.
New Chelsea proprietor Todd Boehly has already had his say on how to present funds for the soccer pyramid.
Boehly has prompt internet hosting an annual North vs South All-Star match.
However, the American’s idea has been met by a bunch of ridicule from doubters.