The games will be different in 10 ways when the Premier League resumes behind closed doors


The Premier League has explained how the matches behind closed doors will be different from the norm because of the guidelines and regulations in the field of social distancing to protect themselves against the spread of the coronavirus.The action resumes Wednesday after a three-month suspension when the host Aston Villa Sheffield United and Arsenal travel to Manchester City.

The fans that connect to the games can expect to see a number of differences in the connections at the light of the rules of restarting the project.

1. No fans in the stadiums

Among the most evident changes, there will be no fans in attendance and therefore no noise of the crowd picked up on television.

But there will be a number of other differences, more subtle in the games to come.

Players and managers will use a hand sanitizer before and after games

2. Teams emerging separately from the tunnel

To comply with the guidelines for social distancing, the teams emerge from the tunnels separated in the stages when this will be possible.

On the ground with a single tunnel, the players of the team on the outside will come on the pitch before the home team does not reach them.

3. No handshake

Then, instead of meet in line for the national anthem of the Premier League, the players will adopt a training will be phased and there will be no handshake before the match.

4. Benches replacement socially alienated

Evidence of social distancing will also be visible on the benches of a replacement, which have been enlarged and the seats moved to ensure that the players stay at least two metres of one another.

Managers and assistants in the technical areas assigned are also asked to maintain a social distance.

Each player will have a bottle of personal drink

5. No wizards ball at the edge of the field

In terms of changes of the action itself, the games can see longer periods of time when the ball is out of play, because there are no wizards ball at the edge of the field.

Therefore, if the ball enters the stands, the referee will decide if it can be salvaged, or if the players will instead use the one of the balloons placed at the edge of the field.

6. Physios wearing PPE

During this time, the kiosks will be required to wear PPE to provide treatment on the ground, two paramedics will be on site and clubs will affect two stretchers.

7. A break drink by half

A break-drink a half a minute maximum will be introduced, each player drinking from a bottle is personal and the time taken to adding it to the end of the half.

8. Up to five replacements per team

The managers will be able to name nine substitutes for each match and make five changes, although only three players from each side may warm up at the same time.

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9. No celebration or confrontation group

Also, players should refrain from celebrating together or to confront the opposition or the referee.

The leaders of the Premier League have also been regularly tested for the virus before the reboot, and VAR should continue in a configuration that socially distant from Stockley Park.

10. No spitting or nose

Finally, the spit and the cleaning of the nose are not permitted and the hand sanitizer should be used before and after games by all the players and the managers.

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