The Premier League Agree 13-Day Winter Break From February 2020

The Premier League Agree 13-Day Winter Break From February 2020
Feb 27, 2018

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The Premier League will set to see a winter break from the 2019-2020 season which will see all twenty teams from England’s top division to have 13 days without a fixture. The break will mean the fifth round of the FA Cup will be moved to mid-week and replays will be scrapped. This according to a Times exclusive.

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However, the two week period will still feature some football, as the break is set to be different for every team. Though every club will have a guarantee of 13 days off, they will take it in turns to play on a weekend. Five matches will take place on the first weekend, with another five on the second, giving every team the same rest period.

This will not apply in the lower leagues on English football as the schedule, which features 46 league fixtures, is too jam-packed to find any sort of break.

The need for a winter break has often been called upon due to England’s failure at international tournaments, with many blaming it on the Premier League’s congested style. La Liga, Serie A and the Bundesliga all have breaks in the winter, with many suggesting it being a reason for Spain and Germany’s success.

England’s future form following the winter break’s introduction in 2020 will give us an idea if it really was tiredness holding our stars back, or just failure to live up to expectation, which is probably the most likely answer.

 

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