Five substitutes permitted in Carabao Cup semi-finals and final

The English Football League (EFL) have permitted the use of five substitutions to be used in this seasons Carabao Cup semi-finals and final.

Harry Kane against Stoke City

Following a consultation between the four remaining clubs in the competition, which are Tottenham Hotspur, Brentford, Manchester United and Manchester City, nine substitutes can be named on the respective match days and five substitutes allowed to be brought on during the 90 minutes of football and in extra-time if applicable.


Each team will only be allowed to introduce substitutions in three opportunities (excluding half-time, full-time and half-time of extra-time). However, if a tie goes to extra-time, an extra opportunity will be allowed.


Due to the coronavirus outbreak in England, the semi-finals will be single legged and go to extra-time and penalties if required.

The EFL has already introduced the five-substitution rule across the Championship, League One and League Two this season, where the Premier League has continued to vote down the introduction of the measure, despite a number of clubs claiming that player welfare is not being taken into consideration by only permitting three substitutes per game.




Author: Jake Wilkin

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