Premier League Allows Five Substitutes and Nine Players on Bench for Rest of Season Due to Injury Fears

Emile Heskey still closely involved in football Credit: Facebook

JUST last week, former England striker Emile Heskey suggested that when the Premier League season restarts in the UK that teams should be allowed up to five substitutes due to risk of injury following the long lay-off from training.

This has now been approved by the Premier League shareholders at their latest meeting and they have also confirmed that teams may have nine players on the substitutes bench rather than the usual seven.

Another sensible reason is that with the remaining 10 (or in four cases 11) matches still to be played by each team in a relatively short space of time, there is an additional risk of injury on field or off due to the number of matches to be played.

Followers of the ‘beautiful game’ will be pleased to know that 33 of the 92 games to be played from June 17 will be free to air as Amazon has confirmed that its four remaining matches will be free to watch.

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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page


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