The Premier League is set to get back underway from next week (Friday, August 11), and with that there will be a few new rules to be aware of.

At the start of every season there are usually a few slight adjustments made to certain guidelines and that is no different for the 2023/24 season.

There will be a number of changes to take into consideration, including more stringent punishments on manager and player behaviour.

Additionally, there is set to be a bit of a crackdown on timewasting so more accurate representation of how much time has been lost in a match can be added on at the end.

Here's a breakdown of what's new in the rules for the Premier League 2023/24 season.

Braintree and Witham Times: There are set to be longer stoppage time periods at the end of halfsThere are set to be longer stoppage time periods at the end of halfs (Image: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

5 new Premier League rules for the 2023/24 season

Timekeeping change

At the Qatar World Cup many fans were introduced to far longer periods of stoppage time to account for time lost during a half.

Now the Premier League is set to follow suit as there will no longer be the mandatory 30-second stoppage for goal celebrations and substitutions, The Mirror reports.

Instead from when play is stopped to when play restarts the watch will be stopped, which will be accumulated up at the end of the game.

Technical area changes

There have been plenty of occurrences of managers and backroom staff being aggressive with the fourth official, but this is set to change.

From this season only one person will be able to approach the fourth official at a time, with the rest staying by the dugout.

Any brief consultation must see the individual then go back to the dugout.

Additionally, no more than two coaches will be allowed to stand at once on the touchline, staff not registered on the teamsheet will not be allowed pitchside access, and technology cannot be used by clubs as a means to challenge a referee's decision, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Alongside that, managers will not be allowed to approach referees at half-time or full-time to argue about decisions in the match.

Braintree and Witham Times: If too many players crowd the referee they will be bookedIf too many players crowd the referee they will be booked (Image: Barrington Coombs/PA Wire)

Player behaviour and crowding the referee

Referees will be issuing harsher penalties for invasions of personal space, confrontational approaches and contact this season.

More than two players grouping together around any official is set to result in bookings for the second, third, fourth players and so on.

Goalkeeper mind games 

Emphasis has been placed on the actions of goalkeepers during penalty shoot-outs, the Liverpool Echo reports.

It means goalkeepers will not be allowed to partake in 'mind games' such as distraction techniques, delaying the spot-kick or touching the woodwork and net.

Denying a scoring opportunity

In previous seasons if a player was through on goal and was fouled then the player who fouled them would be shown a straight red card.

From 2023/24 only fouls that are deemed intentional in these situations will be worthy of an automatic red card.

Infringements made when a genuine attempt is being made to play the ball will result in a yellow card.