The Premier League are set to make a U-turn on the substitutions rule that allows for only three substitutions. Per Times Sports.
According to Times Sports, premier league clubs are set to vote on the issue at a meeting in London after several failed previous attempts to increase the substitutions to five.
It is understood that the bigger clubs have always been in favour but the smaller and mid-table teams had always opposed the idea on the grounds that having five substitutes in a game gave an undue advantage to clubs with bigger squads.
Several top managers like Jürgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola amongst others have been very vocal about the issue as the Premier League remains the only major league in Europe to have the three substitutes rule still being implemented but there is now a belief that the five substitutes rule has enough support to be implemented with nine players currently being allowed on the substitutes bench.
“In the global market if all the other leagues have five subs and we have three that means we will be in a worse position when it comes to the big games” said the Professional Footballers Association chief executive as quoted by Times Sports.