Premier League introduce two new rules – Including an extra two substitutes on the bench

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Dom Le Roy

Football London journalist, Alasdair Gold revealed today that the Premier League Shareholders had met and agreed upon two new rules for this season.

Firstly, it was agreed that the number of substitutes on the bench of each Premier League team will be increased to a maximum of nine instead of the current seven.

This change will be implemented from Match Round 14 onwards but is currently only scheduled to last for the 2020/21 season, rather than a permanent change.

This could come as a boost to the likes of Harry Winks, Dele Alli, and Carlos Vinicius who have been in and out of the substitute line-up this season.

Secondly, the shareholders also agreed in principle to introduce concussion substitutions, in addition to the normal three per team. Each team will be allowed a maximum of two concussion substitutes.

A trial for this could take place in January 2021, as the Premier League still need permission from the IFAB, which has to go through the FA.

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