- Premier League is the only competition in Europe with three substitutes
- The stakeholders rejected a new rule to allow five players substituted
- Nine players will be allowed on the bench as against the present seven
Premier League clubs have once again turned down the proposal to have five substitutes in the league matches.
Another poll was conducted and the results showed that 10 teams voted in support of the move while the remaining 10 opposed the move. This is the third time this will be happening.
For a decision to be reached, a majority of 14 teams from the 20 participating clubs must agree to the new rule under the Premier League regulations.
PFA boss Gordon Taylor and FA chief executive Mark Bullingham were said to have lobbied their way but the outcome remains unfavourable despite that 15 of the 20 top-flight bosses have shown support for the change at a meeting last month.
SunSport reports that the Premier League is the only league in Europe left with three substitutes in a single match.
Leagues in Germany, France, Italy and Spain have all changed their rules football’s Law-making body Ifab temporarily in July.
UEFA have also reverted back to five substitutes having already gone back to three under pressure from players’ chiefs.
However, a separate vote to extend bench options to nine players rather than the current seven did go through.
That measure was approved by 16 votes to four and is likely to come into effect as from this weekend.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsenal managed to come from behind to salvage a point for themselves in their Premier League encounter against Southampton at the Emirates Stadium.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rescued the Gunners from losing their fourth straight EPL game with his 52nd-minute strike.
His goal cancelled out Theo Walcott's opening half goal but they still sit 15th on the table with 14 points after 13 matches.
The North Londoners struggle in the league seems to be denying the fans of their emotions, though with impressive stats on the continent so far this campaign.
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