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Pep Guardiola 'to rest entire Manchester City squad during winter break'

Guardiola 'to rest entire Man City squad'
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A report claims that Manchester City's players will be given a number of days off next month during the Premier League's inaugural winter break.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola reportedly intends to give his entire squad a period of complete rest during the upcoming Premier League winter break.

Next month will see a round of fixtures staggered over two weekends to give each team a midseason rest.

City will have a 13-day hiatus between facing West Ham United on February 9 and Leicester City on February 22.

According to The Telegraph, Guardiola will use the Premier League's inaugural break as a chance to fully rest his players, rather than working them on the training ground.

It is claimed that the City squad will be given four or five days to spend time with their families or go on a short holiday.

The defending English champions are 14 points adrift of runaway leaders Liverpool, who also have a game in hand to play.

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1Liverpool23221054153967
2Manchester CityMan City24163565273851
3Leicester CityLeicester24153652242848
4Chelsea2412484132940
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd249783629734
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs249783832634
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2481063532334
8Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd248972523233
9Southampton2494113142-1131
10Arsenal2461263234-230
11Crystal Palace247982228-630
12Everton2486102835-730
13Burnley2493122838-1030
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2486102436-1230
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2467112734-725
16Aston Villa2474133145-1425
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham2365122738-1123
18Bournemouth2465132337-1423
19Watford2458112136-1523
20Norwich CityNorwich2445152447-2317

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