THE Premier League will look a bit of bit completely different subsequent season.
Together with the game-changing introduction of VAR, Prem chiefs are set to introduce eight new rule modifications from 2019-20.
RULE ONE – Substitutions
To forestall time-wasting, gamers will now must depart the pitch on the nearest level.
Beforehand, gamers must stroll to the half-way line and swap with the incoming participant.
Now, fairly than having to cross the pitch or make their manner again to the dug-out, gamers will go off on the closest sideline.
Left-backs on the left facet, for instance.
RULE TWO – Defensive wall
If there are greater than three gamers in a defensive wall (so just about each free-kick that can be a shot at objective) attackers are not allowed inside one yard of the wall.
This rule change will put an finish to the pushing, shoving, pulling and tugging that causes aggravation for just about each referee.
In each wall since time immemorial, fouls have been dedicated within the wall and have gone unpunished.
In follow, it will likely be attention-grabbing to see how referees will implement attacking gamers staying one yard away from the defensive wall.
RULE THREE – Drop balls
Drop balls at the moment are a factor of historical past, they’re gone from subsequent season.
This rule is actually certain to trigger a little bit of controversy.
As a substitute of a drop ball, the final workforce to the touch the ball will get possession.
Whether or not that workforce decides to offer the ball again to the opposite facet stays to be seen.
One other improvement is that if play is stopped with the ball within the penalty space, it is going to restart with the goalkeeper.
That is sure to trigger some upset for followers.
RULE FOUR – Penalties
This one appears like it will be very exhausting to implement – though we will actually see Mike Dean ordering a penalty to be retaken 4 instances to get it proper..
As a part of a crackdown on gamesmanship, goalkeepers cannot contact the body, must have one boot touching the road and may’t stand behind the road.
Keepers are additionally not allowed to feign motion a method in an try to bluff the taker.
However how a lot motion can be allowed? Can a keeper lean a method and dive the opposite?
This can be a piece in progress.
RULE FIVE – Objective-kicks
It is a large change and one that ought to pace up the sport massively.
Up thus far, a goal-kick was not in play till it left the world.
So the ball was useless till it left the 18-yard field – if a defender touched it, it was an oblique free-kick, if an attacker touched it the goalkeeper would get the choice.
However now, the ball is in play from the second it’s touched.
That is to counter the excessive press – defenders will be capable to gather the ball inside the world, earlier than the defending workforce has set and transfer the ball shortly into midfield.
RULE SIX – Unintentional handball
Tottenham could not have made the Champions League last if this rule existed this season.
From subsequent yr any objective scored from the arm – unintentional or deliberate – won’t depend.
If the ball touches an attacking participant’s arm within the build-up to a objective – unintentional or not – the objective won’t depend.
Though Fernando Llorente’s objective on the Etihad counted this season, as a result of though the ball touched his arm it was not deliberate, now the very fact it has touched his arm is sufficient to disallow it.
There is a massive however right here – this rule doesn’t apply to defenders in their very own field.
So a referee, or VAR, will nonetheless decide whether or not a handball was deliberate or not.
RULE SEVEN – Celebrations
This rule is a direct results of VAR.
A participant is at the moment booked for any over-exuberant celebrations, leaping into the group or taking a shirt off and so forth.
Now think about a participant scores, celebrates in that style and VAR chalks the objective off.
The celebrating participant will nonetheless be booked even when the objective has been disallowed.
RULE EIGHT – Ball hitting the referee
On many events, this rule won’t be used when a ball by chance hits a referee.
But when a workforce positive aspects a big benefit from it, then it will likely be introduced again and a drop ball can be given.