'The blooming cheek of it' - Stan Collymore has say on decision which could impact Burnley
The return to five substitutes could have a big impact on teams such as Burnley, whose squads aren’t as big as Manchester City and Liverpool’s.
“I'm not having Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola moaning that clubs should be allowed five substitutes in the Premier League rather than three,” explained Stan Collymore to Mirror Sport.
“Part of the test of being a professional footballer is not being at your 100 per cent optimum every week, physically or mentally.
“And besides, Guardiola only used one sub against Liverpool on Sunday — the blooming cheek of it.”
Speaking in June, Clarets boss Sean Dyche clarified his position on the matter.
"I do think it favours the big clubs but they often have a lot more games and the pressures that comes with some of those games and going down the different realms of cup competitions.
"It is slightly different but equally I don't think you can have different rules for some and not others.
"I do get their point and it is slightly different for them because there is a bigger demand on them and the amount of games and minutes that players play over the season.
"I just think it would give the powerful clubs in the division that carry really big squads, it does give them the upper hand. You can't guarantee that but the more players available, the more options they can use, the more substitutions they could make, I think it gives them a slight edge as well as the riches that they have.
"I do understand Pep Guardiola and other managers that when their teams are often successful, the demands of modern games, including all the travelling that comes your way, We had that ourselves in the European season when we had some incredible situations and journeys to deal with."