Premier League fixtures will allow five substitutions in a match

Wednesday20 January 2021 | 16:07
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due to the increase in the number of head-injury cases in footballers, the English top-flight added two more substitutions allowed in fixtures.

Due to the rise in the number of head injuries seen in football players, the English top-flight allowed clubs to have two chances in a match.

The two substitutions will be added to the current three substitutions-allowed in Premier League fixtures.

This decision was made due to the rising number of footballer's head-injury cases.

A statement on Premier League's website:

"Premier League shareholders today formally agreed to introduce the International Football Association Board's (IFAB) additional permanent concussion substitutions trial.

"The trial will be confirmed when the implementation of the reporting processes, including private medical information, has been resolved with IFAB and FIFA.

"With player welfare the Premier League's priority, the protocols will allow a maximum of two concussion substitutes to be used per team, with the opposition side able to use the equivalent number.

"The additional concussion substitutions may be made regardless of the number of substitutions a team have made already.

"The trial is a result of the IFAB's consultation with stakeholders and recommendations from their concussion expert group to allow additional substitutions for players with actual or suspected concussion."

However, no start date was mentioned in this statement.

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have reportedly been suffering from head injuries after hitting the ball with their head or colliding with other players.



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