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Five subs allowed when Premier League restarts

The Premier League has agreed to allow five substitutions per match for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.

The decision was reached at a shareholders meeting on Thursday afternoon as the plans to restart the competition continue.

The new rule, brought in temporarily for the rest of the season, increases the number of substitutions allowed in a match from three to five – and means benches can now include nine players instead of seven.

However, Premier League teams will not be able to use this additional allocation simply to waste time.

That’s because managers can still only make changes to their on-field line-up on three occasions. Therefore, if they want to use their full complement of substitutions, they will have to, on at least one occasion, introduce more than one replacement.

This set-up is in line with what we have seen the Bundesliga adopt in Germany, as well as the temporary law amendment made by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) in May.

Naturally, this new development has got Fantasy managers talking about how it will impact our favourite past-time.

There certainly appears to be a greater chance of more players being substituted before the 60th minute in matches – the bane of a Fantasy manager’s existence.

Furthermore, it probably also increases the chances of benched players coming on for one-point cameos rather than allowing an FPL substitute to come in for Fantasy managers.

This rule could even increase the likelihood of vice-captains being blocked by benched captains coming on for short periods.

Liverpool and Brighton could be among the teams most likely to make use of this new rule, as they sit joint-top of the Premier League for substitutions this season (85).

Fantasy managers may also be concerned about Pep Guardiola’s response to the new rule given his tendency to rotate his best players.

By contrast, Burnley manager Sean Dyche has been much happier with his on-field sides this season, making just 58 changes, the fewest of any Premier League team.

Here is the Premier League statement in full:

“Premier League Shareholders today agreed to temporary changes to the rules relating to substitute players. For the remainder of the 2019/20 season, the number of substitutes that can be used during a match will increase from three to five players. This is in line with the temporary law amendment made by the International Football Association Board last month. Shareholders also approved for Clubs to increase the maximum number of substitute players on the bench from seven to nine for the rest of the 2019/20 season.” – Premier League statement

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  1. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Disgrace of a decision

    1. BC1 - Brazil Nuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Totally agree. They're too embarrassed to say even why they're implementing it now. It's horseshit.

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        You do know it has already been implemented in the Bundesliga and will be in La Liga and Serie A as well right?

      2. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I think it’s obviously there to protect players from fatigue related injury. These are elite level athletes who have been confided to running on a treadmill and doing star jumps for the last 10 weeks, and now on the back of 2 weeks of training they’re thrown straight into competitive PL football with a 2/3 day break between games, it’s going to be very difficult to avoid muscle injuries, this is a sensible move from the PL.

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Agree with all of what you said.

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Why?

      1. BC1 - Brazil Nuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        On what basis is the necessity for an extra 2 substitutions?

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Not enough time to get physically prepared for the restart after such a long break can lead to more injuries.

          1. BC1 - Brazil Nuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            True, I seen the figures from the bundesliga.
            But the original reason wasn't concern for players injuries, they only sussed that in the last 2 weeks. It was for less contact time, in a football match. That's what I found ridiculous weeks ago when it was how the bundesliga would start back up.
            But you're bang on about the extra injuries due to none/very limited match time.

        2. Poseidon.
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Restarting quickly and also more congestion in terms of fixtures. Reduce the risk of injuries. I actually think it’s the right thing to do.

          1. BC1 - Brazil Nuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Yeh makes sense that way. Cheers lads

          2. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Agreed.

  2. andy85wsm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    59 minutes...it'll be good to see you again.

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      It really puts me off City players outside of the first DGW. That being said, it does make FPL more fun.

  3. Hitmonlee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Lundy or O’Connell for a FH squad?

    Swaying to give Lundy one last run out. Plus he’s got a far higher ceiling..

    O’Connell a safer bet for 120 mins (60x2)

    1. Ason Willa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      No chance Villa doesn't score.

      1. Hitmonlee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Lol. Says the Villa fan.

  4. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    BBC article on the subject shows Jesus coming on for Aguero, FFS article shows Mahrez coming on for your captain. You have been warned 😉

    1. DavidMunday815
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      It's no surprise that those of us writing the articles *immediately* thought of Guardiola when this news broke 😀

  5. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    I'm slightly in favour of the rule, given we've already seen in Bundesliga the niggly muscle injuries every predicted would happen.
    As Villa fan we're are well screwed as 6 of our last games were at home (no fans at Villa Park, huge disadvantage not having Holte End roar on) and now this.

    But player welfare out weighs it.

    Having only 3 opportunities to make subs does make it awfully strategic and adds to the chaos.

    Like say a player gets injured who needs subbing, team might decide to double sub to take advantage.

    Also imagine in a relegation battle teams throwing on 2-3 defs or 2-3 attackers in one go!

    1. DavidMunday815
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      The injury angle could definitely be the element that most impacts on FPL. We can probably all think of times our captain or key player has gone down, been treated and carried on. Would imagine that, in light of so long without competitive matches, managers will take fewer chances with their players when they do go down!

    2. Ason Willa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      But to be fair we have John McGinn back which is massive.

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      The five sub rule has worked well in the Bundesliga imho ...

  6. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Hello people 😀

    Hope everyone is doing fine

  7. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Has to be Aubameyang captain then!?

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I still prefer a City captain. Give me 90 mins of KDB vs Arsenal and 30 mins of KDB vs Burnley (C) over Auba 180 mins vs City and Brighton (C).

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      They're the type of fxtures he inadvertently does well in too...

      Its generally the easy home bankers he disappoints in - the trickier games, he pops up with hauls semi-regularly

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A City player for me.

    4. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      You want to captain a player who will start against Burnley IMO. Hopefully we get some info nearer the deadline. But you would think they would play a stronger team against Arsenal right? Maybe Jesus will start vs Burnley and come on for Aguero against Arsenal. I can see Mahrez starting against Burnley too

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Is Burnley actually an easier fixture than Arsenal for City?

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Defo yes. Not playing for anything. I can see that being a drubbing

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            What are Arsenal playing for?

            1. GreennRed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Arteta to keep them in their job.

    5. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      TC.

  8. Sarri, not Sarri
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    DGW don't sound so appeasing now

    1. Prisoner B5160-8
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Who are you put off by?

  9. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Appealing?

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Reply fail. Look up.

      1. Sarri, not Sarri
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Appealing, yes. Thanks for correcting me.

  10. Rasping Drive
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    At least the five sub rule will reduce the likelihood of spawny VC to C hauls due to a non-playing captain. Which can only be a good thing.

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Good for who?

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Anything that reduces or eliminates undeserved good fortune from the game is a step forward, don't you think?

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Bit of luck is nice sometimes

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Only when the luck benefits me. 😉

  11. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    How and where do you see the fixtures?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Until it's all confirmed I've been using Ben Crellin's fixture planner as it includes what's remaining after the 17th games in the right order.

      https://twitter.com/BenCrellin/status/1266342677219598337/photo/1

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Fixtures haven't been confirmed yet but this is what we are expecting.

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-8383721/Revised-Premier-League-fixture-TV-schedule-channel-games-FREE-watch.html

      The first GW back will be a DGW, then single GWs in the order they were originally scheduled after that, with games postponed due to the FA Cup moved to later in the same GW.

  12. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Signing in for the first time in almost 3 months. I had a lot of prep work done for how I was gonna play the end of the normal season and got a bit discouraged by everything being thrown in the air so haven't revisited the team at all.

    Do we have fixtures for the rest of the season?

    Are we getting a wildcard?

    Should we be making transfers now?

    1. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I wish there was a sticky on the main page for these.

      Not beyond the first set of games in hand + next round, and we don't even know the syntax of them (e.g. DGW or not)

      No one knows, split opinion as to whether we should or shouldn't. I'm in the latter camp.

      You can't confirm them - the game is in end of season mode at present.

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Hehe ditto mate. No idea what to think of my team that hasn't changed since March 😆

      Was doing well but suddenly looks a bit stinky, and no idea how to play things

    3. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Hi Camzy and welcome back. Not yet, we don't know, you can't.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Cheers. Alright. I'll check in now and then. Still got a work mini league to win.

  13. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Hello all - been a long time.

    As I'm sure there have been many in the months since the season halted (I've not checked/changed my team at all since then, eek), could anyone point me in the direction of the most useful articles to read before the season restarts? No idea where I stand with things just now!

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      We've got a holding page for everything ahead of the restart, hopefully this is of some use!

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/the-complete-guide-to-fpl-project-restart/

      1. DavidMunday815
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        What Neale said! We've got tonnes of stuff for you to read if you've been away! Hope you've been doing okay!

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Thank you guys! All good, hopefully same for you.

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Still have to wait a little

  14. Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Contrary to popular opinion, Pep doesn't make that many subs. Not in the top 10 managers for subs made.

    https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1268534759707348992?s=20

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      City having played one game less than most of the league helps in that regard, but he still wouldn't be in the top 6 if he makes 3 substitutions in that game in hand.

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      It's not about the total number of subs, it's about the number of subs and the rotation of important players that would otherwise be essential. Nobody wants to own to own Henderson or Keita.

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Agreed. Just saying Pep doesn't make his subs between 2 games rather than in the middle of a game 😉

  15. DannyDrinkVodka
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Henderson (3.9)
    Lundy Egan Targett (Janmaat)(3.9)
    Sterling KDB Pepe Ozil Grealish
    Aguero(c) Aubameyang (Greenwood)

    G2G?

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Has to be it but Özil is a funny one.

      High team value?
      Bit sure if i can afford that

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Average team value (104.8) - Ozil is a punt for the upside

        1. TwiggsJameson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Agreed, Ozil will be in my free hit team.

      2. DannyDrinkVodka
        1 month, 2 days ago

        You can also shave off .2 by downgrading Janmaat and Greenwood to complete fodder

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I came up with the same team except
      Reina
      Baldock Egan Basham and cheaper defense.

      But Ozil i am not sure about.
      2away fixs.
      Ceballos or even Saka over Ozil would allow Baldock Stevens Lund.
      I dont see Arteta starting Ozil at the Etihad

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I can see the appeal of Saka as an option and Reina could get plenty of save points. Ozil is definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but there is something about the training ground atmosphere with no fans that I think will suit his style of play......and it appears that Arteta trusts him.

  16. KT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Proposed restart schedule:
    17/6 18:00 Aston Villa v. Sheffield United
    20:15 Manchester City v. Arsenal
    19/6 18:00 Norwich v. Southhampton
    20:15 Spurs v. Manchester United
    20/6 12:30 Watford v. Leicester
    15:00 Brighton v. Arsenal
    17:30 West Ham v. Wolves
    19:45 Bournemouth v. Crystal Palace
    21/6 14:00 Newcastle v. Sheffield United
    16:15 Aston Villa v. Chelsea
    19:00 Everton v,. Liverpool
    22/6 20:00 Manchester City v. Burnley

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      It seems like the perfect week for a hf and doubles as no other teams have super easy fixtures that need to be included

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      First time I've heard an early game on Friday evening mentioned, kick off times stated elsewhere for weekend GW's are

      Weekend matches will be scheduled as follows: Friday 8pm; Saturday 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm and 8pm; Sunday 12pm, 2pm, 4.30pm and 7pm; Monday 8pm.

      1. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I’ve seen the same with the 2 games on the Friday both on sky. BT first 2 Saturday games and BBC the late Saturday game

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I've seen the two BT games mentioned for Saturday, followed by the West Ham v. Wolves on Sky and Bournemouth v. Crystal Palace on BBC. As well as the Villa/Chelsea and Everton/Liverpool games on Sunday and the Spurs v. Manchester United. I was in the dark about the other 3 weekend games.

          1. Jambot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            If you’re happy to share an email I’m happy to share the schedule I have don’t know how to post an image which is how I have it

      2. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Aint a pretty one either

  17. Poseidon.
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Looks like Glenn Murray’s back on the menu

  18. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Will you WC after FH in gw2?

    My mind is all set on VFPL so its hard to differentiate and remember who will do well.
    I liked my old team except i wish i had taken out Auba now and no clue if Vardy will be worth it again.

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      No I'm looking very strong for the second GW back if as expected it's what was going to be GW31 (before the blanks)

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      VFPL is effecting my thinking as well, I looked at Brighton and thought they haven't conceded in a while !

  19. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Sunday, June 21 - Everton vs Liverpool, 7pm

    Wednesday, June 24 - Liverpool vs Crystal Palace, 8.15pm

    Thursday, July 2 - Manchester City vs Liverpool, 8.15pm

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Not a lot of turnaround time for that Palace game.But if its for the title I guess no rotation.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Thanks that confirms that the first three sets of fixtures are in their original order, and the FA Cup QF postponements can be moved to later in the same GW as expected.

    3. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Wed Aston Villa Sheffield Utd Sky
      Wed Man City Arsenal Sky
      Fri Norwich City Southampton Sky
      Fri Tottenham Man Utd Sky
      Sat Watford Leicester City
      Sat Brighton Arsenal
      Sat West Ham Wolves Sky
      Sat Bournemouth Crystal Palace
      Sun Newcastle Sheffield Utd Sky
      Sun Aston Villa Chelsea Sky
      Sun Everton Liverpool Sky
      Mon Man City Burnley Sky
      Tue Southampton Arsenal Sky
      Tue Tottenham West Ham Sky
      Wed Man Utd Sheffield Utd Sky
      Wed Newcastle Aston Villa
      Wed Norwich City Everton
      Wed Liverpool Crystal Palace Sky
      Thu Burnley Watford Sky
      Thu Leicester City Brighton Sky
      Thu Chelsea Man City Sky
      Thu Wolves Bournemouth
      Sat FA cup QF Sheff U v Arsenal
      Sat FA cup OF Norwich v Man U
      Sun Aston Villa Wolves
      Sun FA cup QF Leicester v Chelsea
      Sun FA cup OF Newcastle v Man C
      Sun Watford Southampton Sky
      Mon Crystal Palace Burnley Am
      Tue Brighton Man Utd Sky
      Tue Sheffield Utd Tottenham Sky
      Wed Bournemouth Newcastle Sky
      Wed Everton Leicester City Sky
      Wed West Ham Chelsea Sky
      Thu Arsenal Norwich City
      Thu Man City Liver 01 Sky

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks. The non Sky fixtures don't look that appealing.

        1. Jambot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          No probs. Converting the photo to text was a ball ache as I’m an idiot at stuff like
          That sorry for weird formatting not sure where times and BT and Amazon went. Sounds like it’s available on Twitter now if you want to see them properly

      2. rjcv177
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        With this fixture list would it be more fun to arrange only DGWs (Friday to thursday)?

        Would erase the only dgw39 factor

        Deadline trf only lololol

  20. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    This is going to be epic - let the one pointers commence

    FPL is back 🙂

  21. FPL Kakarot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH team assuming fixture rumours are true?

    Ederson
    O'Connell - Baldock - Egan
    Grealish - KDB - Pepe - Son
    Auba - Aguero - Wilson

    I know there is no Liverpool but not sure playing Everton away after months of no football screams goals for me

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Unfortunately you may be the one screaming when Salah, Mane and/or TAA haul. 😀

  22. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Come on Premier League put up all the fixtures, or are the TV companies going to tell us what they all are?

  23. POLSKA GOLA
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    And here is it, the first talking point of the FPL restart.
    Whatever you think of it this is brand new type of FPL we’re gonna play for the next couple of months.

    1. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      *it is

  24. KT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    see above schedule, televised as follows
    first 4 games-Sky, 2 games BT Sport, Sky, BBC,the 4 Sky again