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Premier League clubs have voted against using five substitutes in the 2020/21 season.

Teams will now make a maximum of three substitutions in the upcoming season.

The rule of allowing five substitutions was introduced when the Premier League restarted in June following an interruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The intention was to ensure that players don’t burn out because many games were played during a condensed period of time.

FIFA allowed member nations to use five substitutes if they wished, but Premier League announced on Thursday that the club reverted to using three substitutes per match.

A premier League statement read: ‘’ At the Premier League’s Annual General Meeting today, Shareholders agreed to rules relating to Video Assistant Referees (VAR) and substitute players for the 2020/21 season.

‘’Shareholders unanimously approved the implementation of VAR, in line with the full FIFA VAR protocol.

‘’Clubs also agreed to revert back to using up to three substitute players per match, with a maximum of seven substitutes on the bench.’’

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