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What's new in 2022/23: Five substitutes

22 Jul 2022
Liverpool v Burnley subs

The first in our series on what is new this season focuses on the increased number of in-match player replacements

Ahead of the 2022/23 Premier League season starting on 5 August, here are some features you will see for the first time.

Five substitutes

The number of permitted substitutes in a match will be increased from the start of this campaign.

Last term teams could only make up to three changes, but following an agreement at a meeting this summer clubs agreed for the quota to be increased to five.

Substitution opportunities will be allowed on three occasions during a match, with an additional opportunity at half-time. 

A total of nine substitutes can be named on the team sheet, up from seven last season.

Also in this series

Part 2: Nike Flight ball
Part 3: Match officials
Part 4: Premier League 2 rules
Part 5: Law change for penalties
Part 6: New match postponement guidance
Part 7: Offsides
Part 8: Multiball system

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