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EPL: Tension In England Over Premier League Rule Change

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Premier League clubs have rejected the opportunity to make five substitutions during games this season.

 

According to last week report,  SaveChelsea understood that the top clubs in the Premier League had floated the idea of allowing five subs to be made this season in an effort to combat fixture congestion.

Inclusion of Arsenal and Chelsea, who were said to be keen for five subs to be allowed.

After voting to allow it after the coronavirus pandemic last season, Premier League clubs opted to scrap the rule for the upcoming season.

At a vote in July, the idea of having five subs in 2020/21 was voted down 13-7 by clubs, with many arguing it benefited wealthier sides with deeper squads.

Yet the idea was put on the table again this week ahead of the new season with some clubs hoping that others who had initially voted against the plan had undergone a change of heart.

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It means that managers will be limited to making three substitutions a game for the upcoming campaign.

The International Football Association Board had given leagues the choice to extend the five subs rule for another season, with some countries, such as the Scottish Premier League opting to keep it.

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Yet the Premier League have reportedly once again opted against keeping the idea.

Critics of the five subs rule argue that it gives too much of an advantage to clubs with big squads that have the ability to pack their bench with talent who can influence matches late on.

Others argued it lessened the risk of injury, with more players allowed to be replaced and rested during a busy fixture schedule.

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