The 2018/19 Premier League Season came to an end with Manchester City retaining their crown as champions; they were also a lot of memorable moments, as well as controversies. The next Premier League season will begin a few months and they have been some new rule changes that have been implemented.
Read on time find out seven new rule changes in the Premier League that are set to be implemented in the 2019/20 season.
2019/20 Premier League New Rule Changes
Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be introduced in the Premier League for the first time for the 2019/20 season. VAR was introduced to aid match officials to manage the game much more smoothly.
There will be much more strict rules in penalty kicks next season. Goalkeepers must have at least part of one foot on or in line with the goal-line when the spot kick is taken.
Also, goalkeepers are not allowed to move on the goal-line or from touching their goalposts before a penalty kick is taken.
3. Drop balls
From the 2019/2020 Premier League season they will no longer be any contested drop balls. Instead, the ball will be returned to the team who last touched the ball before play was stopped. Supposing the game was stopped in the penalty area then the ball will be handed over to the nearby goalkeeper.
4. Manager suspension
Managers will now be given a yellow and a red card if they exhibit any improper behaviour on the touchline. Additionally, if there is an incident on the touchline and the offending individual cannot be identified so he/she can be punished, the senior coach who is in the technical area will be the default recipient of the punishment.
To avoid time-wasting in the Premier League next season, there is a new rule change for substitutions. Now, players won’t have walk over to the opposite side of the pitch before being substituted.
Players will now leave the pitch at the nearest touchline point, this, preventing them from walking the length of the pitch slowly, before being substituted.
Attacking teams are now prohibited from having a player lining up in a defensive wall. Next season, when a wall of three or more players is constructed, an attacking player will be prohibited from standing within one metre. The change has been made because an attacking player’s presence in a wall is not deemed to be within the ‘spirit of the game’.
7. Hand balls
A revision was also made to the rules of the handball.
In a situation, where the ball accidentally strikes a player’s hand before crossing over the goal line, the goal will be ruled out. Also, if a player has unintentionally handles the ball and creates an advantage or subsequently scores, they will be penalised with a free kick.
The new rule changes in the 2019/20 Premier League season will make it a better one.