Five Substitutions Per Team To Be Allowed When Premier League Returns

Premier League clubs may be able to make five substitutions when the Premier League eventually returns.

The English domestic season had been postponed until April due to the coronavirus outbreak but the Premier League are reportedly planning to have remaining games played behind closed doors in a month during the summer.

If that does indeed happen, clubs are expected to lobby for an extra two substitutions in games due to fears of fatigue and injuries following an extended, unscheduled rest period due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Clubs are currently allowed to make three subs from the seven players they name on the bench and according to The Mirror, managers are keen on the idea and could well be supported by the League Managers' Association.

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has already voiced his fears for restarting the season too soon and cramming fixtures into a short space of time.

It's also said that the use of VAR could well put on hold temporarily as a precautionary measure because of COVID-19.

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The Premier League are poised to discuss both topics during their next meeting, set to take place on Friday.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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