Fans express their excitement as Premier League clubs are allowed to a five-man substitutions per match from next season, announced during shareholders meeting.
Top-flight clubs voted in favour of reintroducing the use of five subs per game next season from the start of the 2022-23 season. According to the league. “From next season, clubs will be permitted to use five substitutions, to be made on three occasions during a match, with an additional opportunity at halftime. A total of nine substitutes can be named on the team sheet.”
Many fans are excited following this decision. However, teams with big squads like Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, and other big names will benefit more from this. So to say, bigger teams have an ‘unfair advantage’ with this rule.
Five substitutes were originally introduced way back in May 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Soccer’s law-making body, IFAB, had approved making the rule permanent, but the Premier League was the only top side in Europe to decide against proceeding with the rule.
The adoption of this rule is also a step forward to addressing issues regarding player fatigue. This is a relief to all, the use of five substitutions ito be made on three occasions during a match, with an additional opportunity at half-time.
The Premier League have also confirmed the summer transfer window to be opened on Friday, June 10; and will close at 11 pm on Thursday, September 1. This switch brings the Premier League in line with other major leagues in Europe.