Published: Wed, February 07, 2018
Medicine | By Douglas Stevenson

Every Premier League squad's average age ranked from youngest to oldest

Every Premier League squad's average age ranked from youngest to oldest

Next week an announcement is expected on who has won the Premier League TV rights in the United Kingdom for the 2019-22 window, and the PL, FA and English Football Leagues have been looking at the best way to align their seasons from the 2019-20 campaign onwards.

While the Football Association (FA) is the game's governing body in England, the English Football League (EFL) is in charge of the three divisions below the EPL, which is the top-flight.

A January break has been under discussion which, if agreed, would not impact on the traditional festive football schedule.

A winter break is prevalent throughout Europe, with numerous continent's top leagues opting to rest and recuperate while the whole of English football plods through a busy schedule.

While Evra, a five-time Premier League victor, would certainly bring a wealth of experience to the squad there are doubts about his ability to adapt to the English top-flight once again at 36.

The introduction of a winter break is thought to help players recover from fatigue, which will ultimately boost their hopes at the end of the campaign, especially those fighting on more than one front and in Europe.

The Prem is expected to make an announcement on a new deal in the coming weeks.

The Premier League has revealed it is in discussions about introducing a potential mid-season break to the calendar in the English top flight. His successor, Jose Mourinho, said in November that it hampers English clubs' chances in the knockout stages of European competitions.

But, as the BBC reports, talks have been ongoing for several months and, in regard to the winter break portion of the discussions, have been constructive.

England manager Gareth Southgate expressed doubt in December about whether a break would significantly enhance the team's prospects of winning a first major trophy since 1966.

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