Allardyce calls for winter break

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has reopened the debate over a winter break insisting that Premier League players should have time off over the festive period.

"You do not need a long one, and at the end of the day you would not flog a racehorse like you would flog our players.

"There is a lot of research out there to suggest a winter break benefits football clubs in Europe from suffering less injuries.

"It shows it is of great benefit, but the fixture congestion with the Premier League and the other leagues find it very difficult to fit in.

– West Ham manager Sam Allardyce calls for a Premier League winter break.

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