According to "The Athletic" reporters David Ostein and Matt Slater, the Premier League recently held a referee meeting to discuss the rules of handball. Starting this weekend, the referee of the Premier League will appropriately relax the opponent ball standards. .
据《运动报》记者大卫·奥斯坦（David Ostein）和马特·斯拉特（Matt Slater）称，英超联赛最近举行了一次裁判会议，讨论手球规则。从本周末开始，英超联赛的裁判将适当放松对手的发球标准。 。
This season, FIFA has changed the handball rules. The rules indicate that as long as the ball is touched beyond the bottom of the armpit, it can be considered a handball foul. The Premier League strictly enforced this rule, which led to a significant increase in the number of handball fouls this season. Just three league rounds this season, there have been 6 handball fouls. During the same period last season, no player gave points for handball fouls. Throughout the year, only 19 penalties were caused by handball fouls. Frequent handball fouls have troubled Premier League teams, fans and referees, and no one has benefited from it. The Premier League does not have the power to modify the rules, but they have now decided to allow the referee to appropriately relax the opponent's ball scale.
This decision is expected to be implemented in the fourth round of the Premier League this weekend.
Because there is no change to the rules, this decision does not require the advice of Premier League clubs in principle. However, the Premier League official and the club approved in advance, the club agreed to this decision.