Clubs playing in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup will be allowed to name nine substitutes on the bench, EFL has confirmed.
This follows consultation between EFL and the four clubs remaining in the competition.
In a statement, EFL said;
"Following consultation with the four clubs remaining in the competition, nine substitutes can now be named in the matchday squad, with five permitted to take to the pitch during the 90 minutes and extra time if applicable,"
"Each team is only permitted a maximum of three opportunities (excluding half time, full time and half time of extra time) to make substitutions during normal time. However, if a tie goes to extra time, an additional opportunity to use a substitute(s) will also be permitted but only from the five substitutes allowed,"
The association further revealed that 'due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and a more congested fixture schedule, the Carabao Cup Semi-Finals will be single-legged and go to extra time and penalties if required'.
The Carabao Cup Semi-Finals and Final will also involve the use of video assistant referees (VAR).
Carabao Cup Semi-Finals
- Tottenham Hotspur v Brentford - Tuesday 5 January (19:45)
- Manchester United v Manchester City - Wednesday 6 January (19:45)