Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard has voiced his frustration about the English Premier League (EPL) fixture agenda over the Christmas and n...
Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard has voiced his frustration about the English Premier League (EPL) fixture agenda over the Christmas and new year period.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has voiced his frustration on the most suitable League fixture schedule by way of claiming it has handed the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool an unfair gain inside the title race.
Lampard's facet had been in post-Christmas movement towards London opponents Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Boxing Day, having beaten West Ham United 3-0 on Monday.
The Blues then have most effective one full day of rest earlier than their next match at home to Aston Villa next Monday.
Leaders Liverpool have not performed due to the fact final Saturday, after they thrashed Crystal Palace 7-zero at Selhurst Park.
Jurgen Klopp's guys face West Bromwich Albion at Anfield tomorrow (Sunday, December 27) in their first sport after Christmas.
The Reds will then get a further day to recover earlier than dealing with Newcastle United as St. James' Park on Wednesday, December 30.
United- in conjunction with fellow title hopefuls Tottenham - will also get an extra day between their fits, not like Chelsea's turnaround in the space of forty eight hours.
United thumped Leeds United of their final league recreation earlier than Christmas ultimate Sunday, even though were in Carabao Cap quarter-final movement on Wednesday beating Everton 2-zero at Goodison Park.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's facet then drew 2-2 with Leicester metropolis within the early kick-off on Boxing Day.
However they at the least now have until Tuesday night earlier than their subsequent match, at home to Wolverhampton Wanders.
“The reality it’s two video games in 48 hours is an critical point for us due to the fact there are different teams who are difficult on the top of the League that play two games in three days," stated Lampard.
"Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool play video games in three days.
"It’s counter-efficient for the first-class of the premier League, it’s a chance for players if they are going to play each games at the top-stop elite sport, everybody is aware of that.
"I recognize once in a while the blame may be placed on the broadcasters and that i understand that during conjunction with each other, and this become bounced around, it got decided that we play twice in forty eight hours while other groups which might be difficult at the pinnacle of the league play twice in three days, an extra 24 hours restoration.
"I don’t see the way it’s a honest playing field, I assume it’s wrong and it’s not going to be the pleasant for the players to play at their top level.
"Don’t get me incorrect, Aston Villa have the identical problem but I’m just pronouncing we are not getting the rest duration that different groups have become.”
Manchester city are in a similar boat to Chelsea, with their Boxing Day clash with Newcastle observed through a experience to Everton on Monday night.