Premier League changes rule as 5 subs will be allowed when games restart

Premier League changes rule as 5 subs will be allowed when games restart

- Premier League teams can make up to five changes when season resumes

- An increase of maximum number of substitutes in a squad from seven to nine has also been approved

- The EPL is billed to resume on June 17

English Premier League clubs have agreed that the number of eligible substitutes during a game should increase from three to five when the season restarts.

The 2019/2020 EPL season which was suspended since mid-March due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic is billed to resume on June 17.

Clubs approve the temporary change from three substitutes to five as it is believed that players who have not been in competitive action will be struggling to regain their fitness.

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The changes were agreed by the clubs during a video conference meeting on Thursday, June 4 as further deliberations were made ahead of the restart.

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A League spokesman said: "Premier League shareholders today agreed temporary changes to the rules relating to substitute players.

"For the remainder of the 2019/20 season, the number of substitutes used during a match will increase from three to five players.

Meanwhile, Remi Savage becomes Liverpool’s first summer signing after the Premier League club confirmed that the 18-year-old has put pen on paper for his first professional contract.

Savage joined the club’s Academy as an U9 player and was a regular last season for the U18s.

He was born in the Liverpool city and was part of the Liverpool U19 UEFA Youth League squad and the U21 Leasing.com Trophy team, while also progressing to starts for the U23s.

It was gathered that the teenager reads the game very well and can also play from the left back.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool are the most favourite British team in football according to a poll conducted by YouGov.

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The soon to be crowned Premier League champions won 8.3 per cent of the votes from the general public among 16 clubs with their fiercest rivals Man United coming in second place.

According to YouGov, many factors were put into consideration including; clubs' management, players, fan culture, traditions and style of play before conducting the poll.

Supporters were also quizzed about which team they would likely watch on television and the results were filtered across age, gender, income, region, social grade and much more.

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