The FA Cup is set to feature a new rule allowing clubs to make a fourth substitution in extra-time from the quarter-finals onwards.Teams who have used three replacements during the sixth round, semi-finals and final will then be allowed to introduce another player – should the game be level after normal time.This format was first trialled earlier this summer in the Copa America tournament.
Glenn Hoddle has told the Press Association he would like to return to Chelsea but accepts they will probably appoint another foreign manager.Hoddle had a three-year spell as Blues boss during the mid-1990s before leaving to manage England.The 54-year-old said: “I did a good job when I was there and a lot of Chelsea fans actually say when I meet them ‘thanks for what you did because we started something there’.“Chelsea hadn’t done much for 27 years and they could start to see the progression that was coming very quickly. It has obviously been taken on since Ken Bates was chairman and [former vice-chairman] Matthew Harding died.“It has been taken on with new owners and the rest is history, but I think they will go foreign.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Norwich’s new manager Chris Hughton remained defiant after his side’s 5-0 defeat at Fulham.Hughton, who took over at Carrow Road this summer, admitted the thrashing at Craven Cottage was “awful and tough to watch”.“We know we’re going to have defeats,” Hughton added. “It won’t be our last, and it wont be our last by a few goals.“The most important thing is the reaction from the players. They will want to react. They’ll be hurting because they’re all good characters.“It was an awful day because it’s the opening day and you want to get off to a good start. But we didn’t defend well and I thought four of the five goals were avoidable.“The defeat hasn’t changed my idea about the squad and what I want to achieve. We are making enquiries [about new players] and working hard but there is nothing new on that.”See also:Two for Petric in Fulham rompFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook