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Premier League clubs fear for team morale as 'lockdown rules ban players eating together in hotels'

PREMIER LEAGUE clubs are furious at new Government restrictions surrounding team meals.

The Department for Digital, Media and Culture have banned teams eating together while cooped up in hotels around matches.

And the Mail report that PL, as well as EFL, chiefs are attempting to rally against the changes.

Currently, players returning from international duty will have to rely on room service for their meals.

And they will have to eat alone in their rooms until at least December 2, as lockdown again tightens around the country.

The Premier League itself wrote to the 20 clubs over the weekend to inform them of the strict changes.

But the organisation itself is not happy with the rules, and is in dialogue with the Government over getting them eased.

Clubs believe that the restrictions could severely damage morale and mental well-being of the players.

The EFL have also had to inform their 72 clubs of the changes.

In better news, fans could return to stadiums as soon as next month.

Fans in areas with low infection rates could get to see their teams in the flesh for the first time since March.

The proposal could see something similar to what has happened in Scotland, where Ross County were recently able to admit 300 supporters to their match with Livingston.

Staggies were able to admit fans due to Dingwall's low infection rates.

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