The FA is considered starting League 3 for the Premier League clubs to field B teams. The point is, theoretically, to give more young, homegrown English talent the chance to play matches, but there's a problem -- it's stupid.
But Accrington Stanley have figured out how to make it work for them!
To increase the number of English players in the top flight we're going to launch a B team & apply to join the Premier League— Accrington Stanley (@ASFCofficial) May 8, 2014
Done and dusted. Accrington Stanley B will play in the Premier League. They can have Stoke's place.