With the start of the 2022 Premier League season just around the corner, it’s time to be ready for a season unlike any other. There will be rule changes, new uniforms, and even the prospect of a winter World Cup.
The 2022 EPL Kick-Off
The title duel between Man City and Liverpool that took place on the last day of the season was one of the most exciting in recent memory.
In addition to the league title race, the title challenge, Champions League race, and Europa League hunt all came down to the wire on the last day. As a result, the current initiative has a lot riding on it, and the anticipation has already begun to develop.
On Friday, August 5, Crystal Palace will host Arsenal in the season opener. A noon Saturday matchup with Fulham awaits Liverpool on August 6, when the Reds travel to the London Stadium.
Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest will play Newcastle at St James’ Park in its first Premiere League match in 23 years. City and United begin their seasons against Brighton and West Ham on Sunday, August 7th, respectively.
For the World Cup break, the competition will end on May 28th, so that the extra games can be scheduled.
A holiday break in between
The Qatar World Cup, which begins in late November and ends just before Christmas, will make this season a little different. Many players from across all 20 teams are expected to play for their respective national teams as a result of this. Watch out for the trực tiếp bóng đá to cheer on your favorite players.
The Premier League schedule now calls for 16 games to be played between August 12/13 and November 12/13. The league will come to an end after this. The FIFA World Cup kicks out on November 21 and concludes on December 18. Boxing Day, December 26th, will see the return of the Premier League.
The usual December 28/29 dates have been canceled, but the New Year’s Day matches have been retained. Sunday, May 28th, sees Crystal Palace host Forest at Selhurst Park in the final game before the finals of the FA Cup a week later on the 3rd of June, Saturday.
A change in subs limit
Five substitutes have now become standard practice in the Premier League after being tested in matches played behind closed doors during the COVID-19 epidemic. Every EPL result is going to be a whole lot different this time around.
When it came to substitutes, the Premier League was an exception last season, allowing teams in the Champions League and the FA Cup to use five. This season, the English Premier League will have five replacements.
A new era of EPL
The Premier League 2 competition, which was formerly disputed by Under-23 teams, will now be a competition for Under-21s. It is expected that Crystal Palace will stand up and fight with the strongest teams in the country, including Manchester City, United, and Liverpool.
Youth football in England is now better aligned with international competitions thanks to an ongoing assessment of England’s Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP), a policy that aims to best develop young players in England.
Participation is still open to individuals above the age of 18. There used to be no cap on the number of senior players that may appear, and that allowed teams to use three outfielders and one goalie who was all over the maximum. Up to 5 over-age outfielders, as well as one goalkeeper, can participate in this.
You should also be on the lookout for minor changes to the system surrounding penalties. There is no longer a rule stating that goalkeepers must have at least a foot on the line when a penalty kick is taken.
Goalkeepers can now begin from a central role and push off through the ball in an effort to prevent the penalty kick from going in.
Finally, this season will see the launch of a new Premier League football. Last week, the brand new ‘Nike Flight’ ball made its debut, modeled after the ball used in the competition’s inaugural season 30 years ago.