Premier League Clubs Vote Against Use Of Five Substitutes

Chelsea making a substitution during a Premier League game (Getty Images)

Premier League clubs have voted against continuing to allow five substitutions in a match for the 2020/21 season.

The rule was brought in when the 2019/20 top-flight season restarted in June, having been halted for three months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

For next season, the league will revert to three permitted substitutions, after the vote at a meeting on Thursday, August 6, 2020.

The Premier League said the clubs had also approved the implementation of VAR, in line with the full FIFA VAR protocol.

It comes after world governing body FIFA took on the control for overseeing the video assistant referee system from the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the sport’s lawmakers.

Part of the change will see an increase in referees using the pitchside monitors for goals, red cards and penalty kicks.

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source: BBC

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