The Premier League and it’s 20 clubs today held a meeting, and a major decision was reached: there will be a major rule change concerning substitutions.
The Premier League has confirmed that teams will now be allowed to make five substitutions in a game for the remainder of the uncompleted season.
The agreement was made in a shareholders meeting held on Thursday, where a number of issues were tabled and discussed. The 20 clubs unanimously agreed for an increase in the number of substitutions from three to five.
There was also an agreement for an increase in the number of players on the substitutes bench from seven to nine. This is something which Chelsea Football Club had been advocating for recently.
The request for the increase in substitutes and players on the bench stemmed as a result of concerns about players fitness and the congestion of fixtures, considering they will have to play a lot if fixtures in not much time.
The League is set to resume on June 17, with Man City hosting Arsenal while Sheffield United trades tackles with Aston Villa.