Burnley boss Sean Dyche shares his thoughts on the 'five substitutes per match' rule
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Burnley boss Sean Dyche shares his thoughts on the 'five substitutes per match' rule

Burnley manager Sean Dyche is of the belief that five substitutes per match rule doesn't do any favours for the 'smaller' teams in the Premier League per Herald reports.

Fifa announced in the week that the five-substitute rule will continue into the 2020/21 season for competitions but the Premier League will need to make a decision if they will carry on with the rule or revert to the original three substitutes.

“I think it quite obviously favours the big clubs because they can keep more players happy and more players involved by making more changes,” Dyche said.

“A lot of football often does. We all had to change the size of our home pitches to make sure they aligned with the big clubs who were in Europe.

"We all had to cut the grass the same length. So most things are pushed forward by the big clubs in the division. But equally the big clubs are part of what sells the division to the world.

“It could be a slightly calmer situation for managers (of bigger clubs) with players who get slightly disgruntled than if they’re out of the team and out of the squad.”

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