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There will be more substitutions in EFL Cup

Mon 04 January 2021 | 19:14

There will be five changes allowed during the semi-finals and final match of the EFL Cup.

After the consultation with the clubs that play in the semi-finals (Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Brentford) the changes in the rules were agreed upon.

Based on these changes teams will have nine players on the bench and each team can make five substitutions during the matches.

And VAR will be used too. This technology has not been used in the previous stages of the competition.

Here is what EFL declared in a statement:

"Each team is only permitted a maximum of three opportunities (excluding half time, full time and half time of extra time) to make substitutions during normal time. However, if a tie goes to extra time, an additional opportunity to use a substitute(s) will also be permitted but only from the five substitutes allowed."

Unlike the traditional way of the competition, the semi-final matches will be played in a single fixture that can go to extra time and then penalties.

And the final match is moved from February to April so that the possibility of the fans presence can be thought about.

The Premier League clubs have voted against the five substitutions rule earlier but now it was decided to let that rule be used in EFL cup.

source: SportMob