EPL Announces Five Subs Rule

The Premier League have announced that teams will be permitted to use five subs from next season.

In a statement, they said:

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 half-time.

A total of nine substitutes can be named on the team sheet.

It’s a move which has pleased Mikel Arteta who was asked about it at his pre-Crystal Palace press conference on Thursday afternoon.

“I’m glad at the end we have unified a criteria for the whole of Europe,” he said.

“It’s now how we do it, how we manage it. There will be some changes because that gives you other opportunities and I think the game will have some changes, tactically some changes and the most important thing is that you can manage much better the load of the players.

It doesn’t don’t slow the game down too much and I think it’s good. It gives players the opportunity to be on the pitch, which is what they want to do.”

It was also announced that the summer transfer window will open on June 10th and will close at 11pm on September 1st in line with other European leagues.

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