NEW EPL RULES:1. Feigning injury to get opponent sent off
What is new? A player who feigns injury could face a suspension.
-Player A is sent off for violent conduct
-Dismissal overturned after the referee reviews the incident and sees that Player B had feigned injury
-Player B is open to a charge and could face a three-match ban2. Code of conduct for technical area
What is new? A written code of conduct of what is expected of club staff in the technical area.
Manager kicks a bottle of water/waves imaginary yellow card/sarcastic clap.
-First step: Warned about his conduct
-Second step: Sent to the stand
Alternatively, incidents may be classed as "irresponsible" or "unacceptable" in the first instance, which would mean an immediate removal to the stand.
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore told BBC Sport: "A bit of the soap opera is good. Clearly, if it oversteps the mark and gets into the unedifying category it needs to be dealt with.
"You are going to see a graded approach. It is not going to stop some of the fun and games but hopefully it should stop some of the unedifying moments."3. Surrounding Match Officials
What is new? Fewer players allowed to confront referee.
-Two or more players approach the match official in a confrontational manner
-Club face charge if the incident is reported by the referee
Previously, the guideline was three or more players, but that has now been reduced.4. Offside Law
What is new? The Premier League states: "A player in an offside position shall be penalised if he; 1. Clearly attempts to play a ball which is close to him when this action impacts on an opponent or; 2. Makes an obvious action which clearly impacts on the ability of an opponent to play the ball."
This incident, with Diego Costa attempting to strike - but missing - the ball, would now be flagged offside. Last season it was not and Chelsea scored from the rebound
2 December 2014: Manchester United 2-1 Stoke. Juan Mata's ball into the box is narrowly missed by Marcos Rojo - in an offside position - but the goal is awarded as he did not touch the ball.
What would happen now?
There is a clear attempt to play the ball by Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo
Although no contact is made with the ball, it was close enough to Rojo to impact on an opponent, in this case goalkeeper Asmir Begovic
United would not be celebrating the goal as it would now be flagged offside