Premier League clubs will be allowed to make five substitutions each game from next season, mirroring what most other competitions are doing throughout Europe.

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As clubs dealt with loaded fixture lists following the pandemic pause, they were temporarily allowed to make an extra two subs.

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But the English top flight was the only top European league to revert back to the usual three changes at the start of the current campaign.

It left the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp incensed as clubs with smaller squads, generally lower down the table, voted against the resolutions.

They argued that players’ welfare was being put at risk due to the clubs’ reluctance to allow extra changes.

After the International FA Board, the game’s lawmakers, allowed five subs to be a permanent option, the Premier League have decided to go down that route too.

A statement said: “Clubs agreed to change the rules relating to substitute players. From next season, clubs will be permitted to use five substitutions, to be made 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.”

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