English Premier League shareholders have allowed clubs to use five substitutes for the rest of the 2019/2020 season. The shareholders also agreed that the clubs will increase the number of substitutes on the bench from seven to nine.
However, the premier league teams will be limited to three opportunities to make their substitutions. This was agreed upon to reduce unnecessary stoppage during game time. The new substitutions rule has already been proposed to IFAB by FIFA. Teams are expected to have a crash program to finish the season on time. The current stoppage was caused by the massive spread of the COVID-19