Sat. Aug 20th, 2022

Manchester City got the job done with a 6-1 win over Wycombe in the Carabao Cup third round…

By RYAN TAYLOR

Earlier this season, Premier League clubs were handed the chance to vote as to whether the five-sub rule that was put into play in 2019/20 following Project Restart remained.

The majority voted against the move as the Premier League restored the normal regulations of three substitutions only.

Guardiola is incensed, claiming England should have taken note of the rest of Europe before coming to the decision.

“All around the world we have five subs, we have three. This is ridiculous,” he said after his side thrashed Wycombe 6-1.

This is why there are injuries. Every three days, game, without no preparation, no pre-season.

“Maybe one day, the big bosses will explain why?”

Last season, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was also in agreement with Guardiola and urged the authorities to reconsider their decision to revert back to three substitutions.

“All the teams have to understand why it’s so helpful. It’s not an advantage, it’s a necessity. 100 per cent,” Klopp said the 1-1 draw with Manchester City in November 2020.

“In all other countries it happens and here we make a bit more fun of the competition by having only three subs. That is really incredible, so we have to talk again.”

By Nwosu Chizoba David

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