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Premier League reconsidering five substitutions vote

The clubs had originally voted against its introduction, but they will get another chance on 3 September

 
7:00am on Saturday 29th August 2020
By
Paul Macdonald

Premier League clubs are thought to be reconsidering their decision to prohibit five substitutions in the 2020-21 season.

In a discussion last month the 20 representatives opted against adding an additional two changes over and above the original three allowed.

The change in legislation had been introduced as a response to the intense fixture schedule implemented in the wake of the coronavirus, and subsequently Uefa sanctioned individual leagues to make their own decision as to whether to retain the rule for the forthcoming season.

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Some other leagues have opted to carry across the rules, not least Ligue 1 and the Scottish Premier League among others, but the Premier League had initially chosen to remain with the regular three changes.

However numerous reports emerging from UK media state that the clubs have reassessed the intensity of the calendar and are ready to vote again.

The sides competing in European competition in the original vote were unanimous in their backing of the additional changes, and now 3 September has been pencilled in as a provisional date to look at the rule change once again.

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