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VAR will be in play at all stadia across the Premier League for the upcoming season.
It means premature celebrations and non-flagging linesman will become the norm across the country.
But there are also seven other rules that will change the way clubs approach matches.
And Express Sport has broken down the key differences as excitement begins to build for the 2019/20 season.
It was confirmed last year that video assistant referees (VAR) will be used in the Premier League.
The technology will only be used “to correct clear errors and for missed serious incidents” in game-changing situations.
Goals, penalties, red cards and mistaken identity can spark a VAR review.
But the referee will always have the final say on any decision.
Perhaps the most needed rule change will see attacking players banned from joining the wall during close-range free-kicks.
Any wall which has three or more defenders in will make it forbidden for opponents to join.
The usual hustle and bustle from the offensive side will be punished as they have to stand at least one yard away from the wall.
But other tactics are sure to be deployed such as standing in front of the wall or attempting to grab the goalkeeper’s attention.
Attacking players can no longer join their opponent’s wall
The FA have taken out the “intention” part of the handball rule in relation to goals scored.
If the ball strikes an attacking player’s hand then it will be immediately ruled out.
VAR will play a huge part in this and the goals tally will certainly be reduced.
Defenders are excluded from the rule in their own penalty area – so long as their arm is not in an unnatural position.
Goals will be ruled out if they touch an attacker’s arm, even if accidental
The governing bodies have come down strict on goalkeepers in a move which would have put Jerzy Dudek out of business.
The Knobbly-knees shot-stopper was famous for his movement on the goal-line and his attempts to put off the shooter.
But keepers are banned from feigning movement, touching the frame of the goal and standing behind the line.
Goalkeepers must also have one foot touching the line when they dive.
Goalkeepers are no longer to put off the attacker during penalties
This change is aimed to speed up the tempo of the game – in complete contrast to VAR.
Players who are withdrawn from action are now required to leave the pitch at the nearest point of the touchline.
It means no more time-wasting as players walk across the pitch to milk the applause while the on-coming star waits at the halfway point.
Full-backs and wingers on the opposite side to the tunnel will trek around the outside of the pitch.
Substitutions no longer have to happen at the halfway line
Booking a player for celebrating a goal is one of the most frowned-upon rules in football.
Even referees feel bad when a player’s emotional jubilation is met by a yellow bit of plastic and a retrospective fine.
But it is set to get even more controversial.
Players who are booked for celebrating and the goal is then ruled out via VAR will still have the yellow card to their name.
Players will still be booked for taking their shirt off while celebrating a goal
Goal kicks will have to leave the area from the 2018/19 season.
Defenders must no longer have to wait for the ball to roll outside of the 18-yard line to collect it.
The movement is intended to speed up the restarts as players can collect the ball from the goalkeeper and strive forward into midfield.
Goal kicks no longer have to leave the penalty area
Drop balls are extinct.
The referee will no longer be permitted to let two tough-tackling midfielders wildly swing one leg in an attempt to regain possession for their team.
Instead, which ever team last touched the ball will be given possession at the restart.
It will be up to them to then give the ball back to their opponents, if they feel that is necessary.
The exception to this rule is when play is stopped in the area then it resumes with the goalkeeper.