Frank Lampard claims that the Premier League has “thrown the ball” by not making five options for managers this season.
In the last term of the coronavirus suspension, the league officials made a temporary change which increased the number of changes from three.
The 20 top-flight clubs were divided over whether the change would last, especially as the current campaign involves a schedule of more engagements.
After a vote among the Premier League teams, it was decided that the changes would go back to three, despite protests from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
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Before voting he was asked if he would continue the five-by-rule: “Yes [I’m in favour]”I know the issue will be discussed again, whether it’s for the big clubs or not,” he said of the post-game.
“I don’t want to take advantage of competition or whatever. We have 38 Premier League games in a short four-week season that say these things.
“It’s all about how we get this season and who gets a little advantage here and there.
“It simply came to our notice then. I think in order to have a good season, in the interest of football players and performance levels, I think it will be effective. But I do not decide. ”
And behind six Premier League games, including injury piles, the controversy over the number of changes has resurfaced.
Chelsea boss Lampard believes that increased demand from players means increased flexibility to enable the squad to be able to make a bigger match day.
“The ball must have been thrown away after moving away from five Premier League earnings,” Lampard told Football. “This is an unprecedented time considering the situation in football. It will continue, in the short term it is not going anywhere.
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“The demand for players is huge for every club. I’m not just talking about my squad, I’m talking about every football player who is being asked to play day after day and is at risk of injury. It has changed the landscape.
“We will try to manage it as well. We are lucky we have a large squad here. At the same time we want to do our best, the pressure is on and the players want to get the right results. We do. This could certainly have a bigger impact this year than any other.
Both Klopp and Lampard have upheld the Champions League five-by-rule this week with the decision to use the full allocation to change European wins.
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