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  • David Tyrer

Man City release statement over fixture changes - they're not happy

Man City have released a statement this afternoon claiming that recent fixtures changes for TV over the festive period have put them at a disadvantage.

At one point in December, City will play twice in less than 24 hours and the club believe that this puts an unfair strain and demand on their squad.

Due to the fixtures being somewhat less harsh on the Reds over the same period, this will not doubt have compounded the title holder's fume, who are seeing conspiracies and enemies at every turn this season.

The statement, released via their mouthpiece - the Manchester Evening News - said: "We’re disappointed that the schedule is so tight for the players over Christmas. Premier League games are a huge physical demand, and it’s not ideal to be made to play twice in less than 48 hours because it doesn’t give the players time to properly recover.

"We obviously understand that the paying rights-holding broadcasters are an important consideration when it comes to scheduling, but we also need to make sure that we protect the players’ well being, the sporting integrity of the league, and the quality of the product.

"We’ve had an open dialogue with the league to consider other options, but ultimately, we will have to comply with the kick off times and dates as they have been presented to us."

City will takes on Wolves on the 27th, Sheff Utd on the 29th of December, and Everton on the 1st January. Whilst Liverpool will play Leicester City on 26th, Wolves on 29th of December, and Sheff Utd on 2nd January. Giving Klopp's players almost 2 extra days rest.

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