The 2019/20 Premier League season is set to have a mid-season player break.
This comes after an agreement was made in June 2018 between The Football Association, the Premier League and EFL. The Premier League will split one round of matches in February over two weekends, with five matches on the weekend commencing 8 February 2020 and five on the weekend commencing 15 February.
On Thursday 13th, the Premier League fixtures which were released will see a short winter break introduced for players for the first time. The English top-flight has long been under pressure from some to fall in line with other elite leagues from around the world and allow players a breather midway through the season, especially in campaigns which will end with major tournaments.