This is why Burnley DON'T have a fixture in the Premier League this weekend

Sean Dyche's men will enjoy a spot of free time this weekend - with just four Premier League games taking place on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday, 7th February 2020, 6:00 am
Sean Dyche's side are set for a spot of rest this weekend.

That's because the Premier League is following in the footsteps of other European leagues with the introduction of a winter break.

This doesn't mean that fans will be without football for a fortnight, however. The break has been structured in order to allow players a well-earned rest and satisfy fans' insatiable hunger for football.

Here's everything you need to know about the February break:

WHEN IS THE PREMIER LEAGUE WINTER BREAK?

The break has been designed so that all 20 teams can enjoy a break of 13 days between two fixtures and divided into two sections to ensure that there is no weekend without league football in the month of February.

Twelve teams embarked on their break following their fixture on the weekend of February 1-2 and resume play on the weekend of February 15-16. The remaining eight teams will take time off from the weekend of February 8-9 and return on the weekend of February 22-23.

All twenty teams will be back from their break on the weekend of February 22-23.

WHEN IS BURNLEY'S WINTER BREAK?

Burnley will have a break from league football from February 2 to February 15.

On February 15 they will take on Southampton in the Premier League.

WILL ALL TEAMS ENJOY 13 DAYS OFF?

Unfortunately not.

The FA Cup replays have been scheduled in the middle of the break, meaning Liverpool, Newcastle, Southampton and Tottenham's breaks will all be punctuated by a fixture.

Will EFL CLUBS ALSO HAVE A WINTER BREAK?

No. Due to the volume of fixtures in the EFL calendar, all three leagues will continue as they have done in previous seasons without a winter break.