Danny Mills insisted there will be “no perfect solution” to ending the season after West Ham reportedly joined Brighton in objecting to the neutral venue proposals.
However, the former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, questioned how much would be gained by hosting the remaining Premier League fixtures at non-affiliated stadiums.
The governing authorities are weighing up a number of solutions for the completion of the 2019/20 season as ‘Project Restart’ takes shape.
The Premier League has proposed to play all the remaining fixtures at 8-10 neutral venues.
However, Sky Sports claim West Ham have joined Brighton in objecting to the proposal that would see teams lose home advantage.
When asked by Football Insider if he supported the Premier League’s proposal, Mills said: “If it is behind closed doors what is the difference between playing at neutral venues and using clubs’ own stadiums?
“Players are still travelling and they are coming into contact with different people. It seems a little bit strange and odd.
“So you could be using five stadiums instead of 20 but then you are going to have additional travel. It seems like a lot of effort for very little gain.
“It is roughly five home games each but it is about making the best of a bad situation. There is no perfect solution in this.
“Teams will argue. If it benefits you, you will be ok and if you lose out you will complain.
“Would you rather play in a neutral venue or just relegate teams? Surely you would rather play the game wherever that might be.”
It is understood that whilst West Ham are in favour of finishing the season, they are against playing the remaining Premier League games at neutral venues as they feel it would compromise the integrity of the competition.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 3, 2020
The Hammers are currently in 16th place with only goal difference keeping them above the relegation zone.
If successful, a neutral venue proposal would see David Moyes’ side lose home advantage for games against Wolves, Aston Villa, Watford, Burnley and Chelsea.