New rules for Premier League

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English Premier League teams will be able to make five substitutions, rather than three, in each match until the end of the season, thanks to clubs approving new rules. Picture: Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)
English Premier League teams will be able to make five substitutions, rather than three, in each match until the end of the season, thanks to clubs approving new rules. Picture: Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

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Teams will also be able to name nine substitutes instead of the usual seven.

Football’s international law-makers gave competitions the option of increasing substitutes to protect players’ welfare once the sport resumes.

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