Your opinion on this may depend on the club you support, because the rules, the extra protection of players through not allowing these sorts of tackles, helps some, and hinders others.
For free-flowing teams like Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea, it’s a huge benefit. It means small, tricky players get a great deal of protection and smaller teams can’t bring them to their standard with a physical game. In truth, it gives smaller teams even less of a chance of causing an upset, and we certainly don’t need that with the widening void between the top and the bottom in this league and others.
Even Wolves, although they have fallen victim on this occasion, benefit hugely with their style of play. Cast your mind back to the 2-1 defeat to Cardiff in the Championship. Wolves were bullied all over the pitch by Cardiff, leaving home fans furious, and that probably wouldn’t be allowed in the Premier League.
So, less upsets and yet another boost for the more talented teams, but that’s the way it’s going to be.
That’s the way it has to be, because, like in other sports, football has to put players safety first, even before entertainment and the enjoyment of supporters.