Scrapping all FA Cup replays and radical changes to the League Cup are part of proposals being considered by Premier League clubs as part of the “New Deal for Football”.
The plan, which will be top of the agenda at a Premier League shareholders’ meeting on Wednesday, sets out the calendar changes as part of a deal to distribute extra funds to the EFL and reform parachute payments.
The calendar proposals from 2024 would scrap third and fourth-round FA Cup replays entirely, sources with knowledge of the plan have told The Times, although the FA would have to agree to this. Clubs involved in European competitions would either not compete in the League Cup or would field under-21 sides.
The Premier League wants to