A player who you select as a substitute will automatically be used as a replacement for either;
The performance of a substitute will only be taken into account for the period during which the player he replaces did not play in the Premier League game. For example, if the player selected in your team was substituted in the Premier League game in the 60th minute, the performance of your substitute counts only from the 60th minute onwards. Similarly, if the player selected in your team comes on as a substitute in the Premier League game in the 70th minute, the performance of your Dream League substitute counts only up to the 70th minute
A Dream League substitute cannot be used to replace a player who is sent off in the Premier League game.
A Dream League substitute may be used to replace any number of players, provided that there is no break in the period of substitution. Once a player's period of Dream League substitution has ended he cannot be subsequently used to replace a different player.
When determining the order in which substitutions are automatically made, a substitute who is of the same playing category as the player being replaced will be taken first. If none are available than a substitute will be used who is of a more defensive category than the player being replaced. For example, an attacker will first be replaced by a substitute attacker, then a midfield player, then a defender. A defender may only be replaced by a substitute defender.
Where two substitutes are of the same playing category, they will be used in the order in which they are selected on the team sheet.
- a player who does not play for any part of the Premier League game; or,
- a player who plays for only a part of the Premier League game.