UEFA Make Changes To Champions League Rules For Next Season. This Is How It Will Affect Chelsea

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Chelsea will make a return to the Champions League next season after a season without Champions League football.

For next season’s Champions League, nine new rule changes will be brought into the competition.

1. Chelsea will be able to name 12 substitutes

Teams competing in the Champions League next season will be allowed to name 12 substitutes. However, only three substitutes will still be allowed to be used, unless a game goes to extra-time where a fourth becomes available.

2. Defensive wall

Attacking players won’t be able to stand in the wall of a free-kick. During free-kicks, attacking players must stand at least one metre away from where the wall is situated.

This rule will also be introduced in the Premier League next season.

3. Goalkeepers and penalties

During penalties, the goalkeeper must have at least one foot on the goal line. Goalkeepers will also not be allowed to touch the goalposts during penalties to avoid making the crossbar wobble to put off the forward.

4. Players must leave pitch at nearest possible place when being substituted off

To avoid time wasting during substitutions, a player being substituted off must leave the pitch at the nearest possible place, as oppose to the halfway line where the player he is replacing comes on from.

5. Managers will be shown yellow and red cards

Just like players, managers will be shown yellow and red cards in next season’s Champions League.

6. Hand-ball influenced goals won’t stand

Whether intentional or unintentional, a goal that results from the ball touching the hand or arm won’t stand. It also applies even if a hand is used in the creation of the goal.

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1 Comment on "UEFA Make Changes To Champions League Rules For Next Season. This Is How It Will Affect Chelsea"

  1. I am so touched by the farewell letter written by Eden Hazard, very different from Thibaus Courtois

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