With the imminent return of the Premier League, Chelsea made a request that the teams can have nine players on the bench during the games, two more than the maximum number. According to the Daily Mail, the request will be voted on the 11th.

Chelsea’s intention is that coaches have more substitution options due to the high risk of injuries that can be caused by the time the athletes were stopped due to the new coronavirus.

Even with the IFAB, responsible internationally for the regulation of football laws, releasing the increase from three to five substitutions, Chelsea’s action will not necessarily make the Premier League follow the new rule.