The FA chairman Greg Clarke has stressed to the Premier League that any attempts to void the season or continue without relegation will be blocked, paving the way for Leeds United to continue their push for promotion by whatever means.
The Whites have been the standout performers this season in the Championship as Marcelo Bielsa looks to take Leeds back to the Premier League for the first time since 2004, and look on course to do so this term after missing out in 2018/19.
Five wins and clean sheets in a row pushed Leeds back to the top of the table, culminating in a sensational volley by Luke Ayling to break the deadlock against local rivals Huddersfield Town back in early March, which was the last action before the EFL put a stop to live action thanks to recent global events.
There is huge doubt about how the season will be concluded in the coming weeks and months to ensure that the integrity of the sport is upheld to the fullest extent, which seems a difficult task in these circumstances.
A massive recent development has emerged via Martyn Ziegler of The Times that the FA chairman Greg Clarke has reiterated to the Premier League that the season will be settled on sporting merit, meaning that any attempt to void the season or scrap relegation will be blocked.
This leaves the door wide open for Leeds to press on towards promotion by either keeping up ther run when the games resume, or by being granted promotion based on a points-based algorithm, where it’s widely understood that little to no obstacles would stop Leeds from going up.
This important Premier League update has filtered down to the Championship, and the fans were keen to discuss this potential conclusion…