Premier League chief Richard Masters does not believe the Premier League 5 substitutes rule will be voted back in by the 20 clubs.

Masters was giving evidence to a UK parliamentary inquiry on ‘Sport in our Communities’ during the coronavirus pandemic, as he was grilled by MPs on a host of topics.

One of the unexpected topics brought up was the Premier League 5 substitutes rule coming back in, as it was used during the end of the 2019-20 season as the league restarted amid the coronavirus pandemic.

All 20 Premier League clubs have voted, twice, on having the five subs instead of three subs in each game for the 2020-21 and both times it hasn’t won the 14 votes out of 20 to be implemented. Smaller clubs have voiced their concerns about the five sub rule benefitting the big boys.