Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal reportedly want to use up to five replacements
Last Updated: 28/08/20 7:03pm
Premier League clubs are reconsidering their decision not to use five substitutes next season.
The Sun newspaper has claimed Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal all want to use up to five substitutes in the upcoming season, despite an August 6 vote between Premier League clubs deciding to stick with a maximum of three replacements per match.
The issue is back on the agenda at a meeting next week, with clubs expected to vote again at a shareholders meeting on September 3.
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) gave leagues the choice to extend the five subs rule for another season, with the Scottish Premier League opting to keep it.
But the Premier League was against the proposal as clubs – including newly-promoted West Brom, Leeds and Fulham – voted 13-7 last month to stick with the normal numbers.
Many believed the five substitutes rule was unfair as it only benefited wealthier clubs with bigger squads.
Champions Liverpool will kick off the 2020/21 Premier League season against newly-promoted Leeds, live on Sky Sports.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will take on Marcelo Bielsa’s newcomers in a Saturday night clash at Anfield in front of the Sky Sports cameras on the opening day of the new term.
The first weekend of the new season will also see Leicester travel to West Brom and Tottenham host Everton in a Super Sunday double-header, before Brighton welcome Chelsea for the first Monday Night Football of the campaign.
The first selection of live Premier League fixtures on Sky Sports in September also includes Manchester United’s opener against Crystal Palace on September 19 and Liverpool’s trip to Chelsea the following day.