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There have been many rules on the use of substitutes, summarized as follows:

Premier League Football League League Cup FA Cup
1800-1965 - NONE NONE NONE
1965-66 - 1 (injury) 1 (injury) 1 (injury)
1967-68 - 1 (any reason) 1 (any reason) 1 (any reason)
1986-87 - 1 (any reason) 2 2
1987-88 - 2 2 2
1992-93 3 (only use 2) 2 2 2
1993-94 3 (only use 2) 3 (1 must be goalkeeper)
1994-95 3 (1 must be goalkeeper) 3 (1 must be goalkeeper)
1995-96 3 (use any 3) 3 (use any 3)
1996-97 5 (use any 3) 3 (use any 3)
1999-2008 5 (use any 3) 5 (use any 3)
2008-09 7 (use any 3) 5 (use any 3)
2009-11 7 (use any 3) 7 (use any 3)
2011-12 7 (use any 3) 5 (use any 3)