Why are there no Premier League games on this weekend and when does football return?

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Why are there no Premier League games on this weekend and when does football return?

After a busy Christmas, Premier League clubs are finally taking a break from the stress of competitive football.

Not only was the festive period jam-packed, but the clubs were faced with the outbreak of Covid-19, with teams being stretched beyond their limits.

Chelsea beat Tottenham in last game before Premier League winter break

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Chelsea beat Tottenham in last game before Premier League winter breakcredit: Reuters

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Players are becoming more worn out and tired, while managers continue to use their squads to the best of their ability.

But now Premier League sides can rest easy, as they begin a mini-break to recuperate before the rest of the season.

The only losers in this situation are fans, who are already counting the days for football to return.

Why are there no Premier League games this weekend?

To allow teams to rest and rejuvenate themselves before the hectic final third of the season, players will take a break this coming weekend.

There will be no Premier League games on Saturday, 29 January or Sunday, 30 January.

But there is still a game that will go ahead before a full return to fixtures on February 8.

Burnley vs Watford, which was recently postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak at the Clarets dressing room, will go ahead on 5 February.

No other Premier League games are scheduled to be played that weekend, but will feature a return to action in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

On 8 February, the top-flight footie will return with Everton v Newcastle, Burnley v Man Utd and West Ham v Watford.

And the next full weekend to welcome most teams is February 12th and February 13th.

Chelsea are the only team that will not play another Premier League game until February 19 at the earliest.

The Blues traveled to the United Arab Emirates in early February to take part in the Club World Cup, for which they qualified with a Champions League victory in the previous season.

Upcoming Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, February 5

Tuesday, February 8

  • Newcastle v Everton (7.45 pm)
  • West Ham v Watford (7.45 pm)
  • Burnley vs Man Utd (8 PM)

Wednesday, February 9

  • Norwich v Crystal Palace (7.45 pm)
  • Tottenham v Southampton (7.45 pm)
  • Man City vs Brentford (7.45 PM)
  • Aston Villa vs Leeds (8 pm)
  • Liverpool vs Leicester at 7.45 pm)
  • Wolves v Arsenal (7.45 pm)

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