The new Premier League season gets underway tonight 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 time around is no different.
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.
However, red cards will apply across all competitions – although standard bans can now be decreased or increased in exceptional cases.
The Premier League is eager to crack down on bad behaviour in the dugout this season. While there won’t be no red or yellow cards given to coaching staff as in the EFL, managers will be penalized if they have to be consistently warned by referees.
This season, four warnings from the referee 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.
The season opener will be a match between Manchester United and 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City at Old Trafford tonight (21h00).