Premier League to discuss adding this new rule just for this season

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The Premier League is targeting June 17 as a resumption date for the 2019-20 campaign that has been suspended since March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The League’s governing body is still discussing modalities on the best way to resume the season, that will favour the participating clubs.

Premier League clubs have since submitted their 25-man squad lists in February, after the shutdown of the January transfer window, and some players were left out due to long-term injuries that ruled them out of the rest of the season.

In normal terms, the league usually ends in May, but will now run on till July after a break of over two months.

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Premier League clubs will debate whether to allow the addition of new players to squads for the season’s restart.

Also, there’s is the issue of players returning to their parent clubs if their loan spells are not extended and clubs may want to add them to their squads.

According to Sky Sports, league chiefs are set to meet on June 4 and 11 June, and will discuss the possibility of allowing for changes to be made to squads.

The league chiefs will also look into the matter of substitutions, relegation, VAR and neutral venues. Police chiefs have flagged several games as ‘high risk’ and have asked for them to be moved to neutral venues, and all these will be discussed and finalised on before the restart of the season.

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