Premier League teams vote against five substitutes rule for new season

The five-substitute ruling that was introduced after the lockdown will be scrapped for next campaign after a vote by Premier League sides this morning.

Clubs were allowed to make five substitutions at three different stages of the game when Premier League football returned after a three-month suspension in July.




The substitution rule was adopted, given the time of year and long absence from football action, that five subs would prevent injuries and help players.

The move proved to be very useful for members of the top six, as they could introduce five players and have a better chance of winning matches.

But, the ruling needed 14 out of 20 Premier League teams to vote in favour of keeping the five substitutes and the Telegraph claim that 11 teams turned down the proposal.

Meanwhile, there was a 10-10 tie on a vote over the amount of substitutes available for clubs.




Since Project Restart, Premier League clubs have been able to name 20 players in their squads, meaning nine substitutes were available to managers.

However, after th tie in voting, squads will go back down to 18, meaning only seven substitutes will be allowed.

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