West Ham would be relegated if the Premier League use a point per game method based on their current home and away points tally.
The intention is still to complete the remaining games, but if that is not possible, other solutions will need to be found to work out final positions in the table.
They could use the table as it stands, or use another method for points per game, averaging out their current points total over a 38 game season. However, the preferred method would be to use the average points per game from their home and away fixtures, then multiply them by the remaining matches each team has to play. The result would, though, as it stands, relegate the Hammers.
Fans on Twitter don’t think the controversial solution will be used:
— Jaack (@Jaack) May 11, 2020
If they done the PPG I can see us taking them to court and winning a lot of money.
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) May 11, 2020
They wouldn’t dare. It takes one judge and they could suspend it indefinitely until they find a remedy. pic.twitter.com/MzURJQmUPm
— Dave Lambourne (@Lambo1966) May 11, 2020
If that’s the case I’m glad we still employ Karren the butcher Brady for the forthcoming court battles
— Micky Ginn (@mickyginn) May 11, 2020
That ppg would never happen
— Benny (@benbraund85) May 11, 2020
I think there’s little chance of the season finishing and there won’t be relegation. Possibly promote 2/3 from each league with no one going down. Nobody will sue then.
— Neil Martin (@nmengland) May 11, 2020
As if it will be done that way 🙄, Sullivan would take them to court n rince them.
— ⚒⚒⚒ⓉⓄⓃⓎ⚒⚒⚒ (@Tony95837687) May 11, 2020
So you could have an easier run in than the other teams but get relegated from the games played. 🤷♂️
— Terry M ⚒⚒⚒ (@terrym66) May 11, 2020
The Premier League are in a very difficult situation. With ‘null and void’ having been effectively ruled out by UEFA, they will likely decide to press ahead and play the remaining fixtures behind closed doors.
For that to happen, though, the season must be completed by the end of July. If that isn’t possible, they are left with the points per game solution which will likely see lawsuits if it is used.