Chelsea Propose Increase To Nine Premier League Substitutes

By Daily Sports on June 2, 2020

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Chelsea have put forward a proposal to the Premier League requesting an increase in bench size from seven to nine, which would see an increase in options for managers during matches ahead of ‘Project Restart’.

This would see squad sizes on matchdays increase to 20 from 18 as Premier League shareholders are set to meet on Thursday ahead of a vote on June 11.

The Premier League is also going to discuss whether to allow managers to increase the use of substitutes from three to five but that is not something that was first proposed by the west Londoners.

Both of these measures have been used in the successful restart plan in the Bundesliga after the worldwide coronavirus pandemic disrupted football across Europe’s top leagues.

One of the concerns about restarting after over three months without competitive action is the likely scenario of an increase in injuries as footballers prepare for matches without a proper pre-season.

There is also the issue of fitting nine league matches, along with the final three rounds of the FA Cup, into a seven-week period. Chelsea are among the eight teams in the quarter-finals of the competition hoping to reach the final on August 1.

In the league, Chelsea are currently in fourth place and are on course to qualify for next season's Champions League, with a host of teams including Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham among the chasing pack.

Chelsea's players have been back at their Cobham base for a fortnight and have stepped up to stage two training sessions under Frank Lampard and his core coaching staff. (Goal)

•PHOTO: Chelsea players

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 2, 2020


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