Premier League to vote on five substitutions for next season
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Premier League to vote on five substitutions for next season

The English Premier League was scheduled to vote on whether to continue with five substitutions rule at their annual general meeting on Thursday.

The annual general meeting was scheduled for June before being postponed as the coronavirus pandemic led to the 2019/20 season being lengthened.

FIFA in June allowed competitions to increase the number of substitutes following the resumption of their respective seasons in an attempt to protect player welfare. The EPL allowed five changes, rather than three, while clubs were allowed to name nine players on the bench – rising from seven.

The league start date is also up for discussion with some clubs feeling that the 30-day break for players is not enough for players to recover.

Also on the agenda are potential changes to the VAR system. The use of the technology has been criticised at times during the first season of its implementation in the Premier League.