By Pranav Shahaney

30th Mar, 2022 | 5:10pm

Leeds United to be massively disadvantaged as Premier League set for rule change

Leeds United could be massively disadvantaged as the Premier League appear set to make five substitutions per game official from next season.

According to The Times, the clubs will make a U-Turn and vote for the return of the rule that was implemented briefly in the top flight.

Leeds, who arguably have one of the thinnest squads in the league, will surely not be happy with this development.

This season, the lack of depth in the Leeds squad has been exposed to no extent.

With Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford both being out for most of the games, nobody has quite managed to replace them.

Despite Rodrigo being an out and out striker before his move to Leeds, he has not played there a great deal since joining.

Surprisingly, Dan James has played ahead of him and has been shambolically leading the line.

Even in midfield while Adam Forshaw and Mateusz Klich have been decent but not quite as good as Phillips.

They do not know when to play the longer pass and when to slow down the tempo.

This is not something that Leeds would want as they’re overly reliant on a handful of players rather than the whole team.

They’ve already had to rely on youngsters this season and with five subs per game that will become the norm while other clubs will be using senior pros.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are leading the race to complete a major signing and have already opened talks to seal a £25m deal.