Premier League clubs agree to new rule from next season – Will impact Spurs

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Premier League clubs have voted in favour of allowing five substitutions per match from next season, it has been confirmed. 

All top-flight clubs met at a shareholder meeting on Thursday, where an agreement on changing the current substitution rule was reached. 

The ruling now means teams are permitted to make five substitutions on three occasions during a match, with an extra opportunity at half-time, while nine players can be named on the bench. 

Teams in the Premier League were briefly able to make five substitutions from May 2020 in the catch-up period after football was shut down by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

However, the rule was reverted back to three substitutes for the following 2020-21 campaign, after some expressed concern about its implementation in fear of giving sides with bigger squads an advantage (BBC Sport). 

Spurs Web Opinion 

With the rule being brought in ahead of the start of next season, this should give teams a very good reason to start strengthening the depth of their squads. 

Tottenham need to do that massively now and there is no excuse why they shouldn’t. They currently don’t have too many impact players to bring on with just three substitutes, so having more quality off the bench will be more important now. 

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