English Premier League to revert to three substitutions next season
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English Premier League to revert to three substitutions next season

The English Premier League on Thursday voted to revert to a maximum of three substitutions in matches next season with England’s top division clubs deciding to no longer allow two additional changes.

FIFA had allowed competitions to increase the number of substitutions from three to five after the football resumed following a three-month break due to the coronavirus. 

But EPL has decided not to continue with five changes despite the International Football Association Board allowing the temporary use of five substitutions next season. The rule had been seen to favour bigger clubs with more depth in their squads.

 A maximum seven substitutes will be allowed on the bench but only three can be brought on when the new season begins around Sept. 12.

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