New season, new rules: Changes to the laws in the Premier League for the 2018/19 season
sbo666 The new Premier League season gets underway on Friday night - and there are some new rules to be aware of before the action gets underway. Every season sees a refining of the laws of the game, and this summer is no different.
The Premier League is eager to crack down on bad behaviour in the dugout this season. While there won't be red or yellow cards issued to coaching staff as in the EFL, managers will be penalised if they have to be consistently warned by referees. This season, four warnings from the referee sbo666 will see a manager receive a one-match ban. If the manager goes on to pick up eight warnings through the season he'll be handed a two-match ban. Twelve warnings leads to three and 16 is an FA misconduct ban.
Technology in the technical area
You may spot coaching staff playing on their iPads during matches this season after a new rule allowing technology to be used in technical areas was passed. While the tablets can't be used to argue about decisions with officials, it does allow coaches the chance to show tactical videos to substitutes or analyse live clips and data during the game.
This season, any cautions players receive will be specific to the competition they were playing in at the time. So, a yellow card in an FA Cup game, for instance, wouldn't count towards a suspension in the Premier League. sbo666 However, red cards will apply across all competitions - although standard bans can now be decreased or increased in exceptional cases. Players will be banned after picking up five yellow cards (with a cut off after the first 19 games), 10 yellow cards (cut off 32 games) and 15 yellow cards by the end of the season.
No extra-time in League Cup
Extra-time will no longer be played in the Carabao Cup this season, with matches level at 90 minutes going straight to a penalty shoot-out.The EFL, who organise the League Cup, have also announced the penalty shoot-out format would revert to the traditional alternating kicks, rather than the ABBA format which was trialled in 2017/18.