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02nd Jan 2017

Gary Lineker points out that next season’s festive fixture list is even more congested than this year

And you thought this year was hectic


It’s that time of year where you can’t watch a single interview with a Premier League manager without some sort of reference to the ‘congested fixture list’.

Now that we’re in 2017, the famously hectic festive fixture pile-up is nearly done and dusted for another year, but that’s not stopped Gary Lineker from looking ahead to the same period of next season.

As the Match of the Day host points out, late December 2017 and early January 2018 is set to be even worse than this season, with five dates allocated for Premier League fixtures between December 15 and the new year. On top of that, there’s also a match on January 1, too.

In a season that’s followed by a World Cup in Russia, let’s hope that the Premier League’s footballers get plenty of rest this summer.