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Bullying claims over five subs rule

Premier League clubs feel bullied into bringing back the rule allowing five substitutes to be made in Premier League matches.

The Daily Mirror claims that several top-flight clubs are aware that the rule change is likely to be pushed through, with the charge being led by the top six.

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has already labelled the campaign as “selfish”, insisting that some clubs will struggle to find nine subs among their squad.

But the big six argue that the rule change is necessary to protect players amid this season’s congested schedule.

Hammers boss David Moyes has previously claimed that he has changed his mind on introducing the rule change, having previously been in opposition.

The EFL has made a tweak to their rules, meaning that this weekend has seen the reintroduction of clubs being allowed to make five substitutions.

It seems only a matter of time until the Premier League follows suit.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

One comment on “Bullying claims over five subs rule

  1. Normally I would agree that the big clubs have the advantage and that is true but in honesty when you look at all the injuries it is probably the right thing to do. It probably will hinder us, as we saw today Moyes waits way too long to make substitutions, Fornals could have come off 15 minutes earlier and probably should have been for Benrahma not Lanzini, Noble was a waste of about 15 seconds, if Moyes does agree with this rule he should start taking his own advice, both Bpwen and Fornals were as usual athletic but they both take way too many touches Haller could have had a hatrick if they had put him in for easy tap ins, he made so many good runs today but the ball doesn’t move forward fast enough and he ends up checking them. In fact all in all we can move the ball faster with more one and two touch football.

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