January 16, 2021

PL clubs vote against five subs in 2020/21 season

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Last Updated: 06/08/20 2:34pm

Premier League clubs have voted against allowing teams to make five substitutions per game in the 2020/21 season.

All 20 clubs – including newly promoted Leeds, West Brom and Fulham – convened on Thursday at a Premier League shareholders meeting where decisions were taken ahead of the upcoming campaign, which is set to begin on September 12.

Last season, as the clubs prepared for Project Restart amid coronavirus lockdown restrictions, they voted to allow five substitutions and increase the matchday squad from 18 to 20 to help players deal with a condensed schedule.

The clubs have also approved the implementation of the video assistant referee (VAR) for the upcoming season, with officials set to be encouraged to use pitch-side monitors more regularly than they did in the technology’s debut campaign.

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