Premier League chief executive persists in keeping three subs rule

Wed 11 November 2020 | 2:28

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters does not plan for an addition in the number of substitutions that can be made during a game.


manager Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola have requested for the Premier League to represent five substitutes this season in order to control a series of injuries. They were concerned about rising player injuries during the hectic fixture schedule. 

Richard Masters

, providing evidence at a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, reported that clubs had voted against this request twice so far and does not expect it to be shifted from three any time soon.

“That has created some frustration, alongside discussions of fixture scheduling, which is related to the pandemic. There is a real issue and I don’t foresee it changing in the foreseeable future. It has been voted on twice.” Masters said.

the Premier League's so-called "big six" clubs were in favor of increasing substitutions whereas others preferred three because they believed that would be too much of an advantage for larger clubs. 

"We have had two votes on it at club level and both have been relatively supportive of three subs," Masters said.


source: SportMob