Will the Premier League Use Five Subs Next Season?

Premier League Five Sub Rule

FIFA have given individual leagues across the world to continue to use five substitutions for the 2020/21 season and keep it a regular rule until August next year. The governing body passed the rule after it was agreed upon for it's fair use and positive feedback. However, with FIFA allowing the leagues themselves to decide if they want to use it, the Premier League have voted against the use of five subs for the 2020/21 season.

The idea of the rule was to protect player welfare and how it isn't expected that many clubs will have the financial backing to add to their squad depth, given the current circumstances.

The Premier League did alter their rules for the restart, allowing nine players on the bench rather than seven and allowing five of them to be subbed on, as opposed to three. But now, for the 2020/21 season, the old and regular rules will be in place.

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How did the vote for Premier League subs end?

In the Premier League, it was a strongly voted against decision to stop Premier League using five subs and revert back to the to the use of three subs and seven players on the bench. It was partially believed that clubs with great squad depth like Manchester City would vote against the ruling, and 14 of the 20 Premier League outfits voted against the rule of five subs in the division.

However, reports suggest it was the top six sides who wanted the rule change more than anything else, and the decision went there way.

Incidentally, the rule for matchday squads to switch from 18 to 20 also passed.


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