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Premier League changes explained: Longer games, stricter refs

Related Topics: Howard Webb, Craig Pawson

The Premier League returns on Friday and, as is always the case, there will be a few new things to get used to. From longer matches, to a clampdown on time-wasting and more bookings for bad behaviour, expect referees to show their mean streak this season.

Referees chief Howard Webb has insisted change is here to stay, rather than being enforced for just a few weeks. So, players and managers are going to have to adapt, and quickly.

We run through what supporters should look out for as the new season kicks off.