So after a well-enjoyed last 3 or 4 months of regular match fixtures in the English Premiership, there’ll be none for over a week, and that’s because the international break is here again.
I totally love football and national team matches, but trust me, nothing compares to seeing Chelsea play. If I have to watch international fixtures, then it must be the world cup or any international competition. Anything other than that is definitely not appealing enough. That is why I frown in so much displeasure whenever these breaks come because I know I’m missing the EPL for nothing interesting enough. It’s a whole week and a half of boring football. No Hazard, Pedro, Willian and Fabregas magic…pfft! And there’s also the other reason I’m not a fan of international breaks. Regularly playing together creates a certain chemistry around players of a team. It also helps sustain momentum, but when you have to break the team up almost every other month, it messes with all of it. If Chelsea weren’t an already strong side with experienced players and manager, I think we might have been affected by the momentary break up international windows do to teams.
With that said, I also know that I’m only ranting in vain because I’m not sure there’s much that can be done by FIFA itself to remedy the situation, because changing the way things presently work wouldn’t do much good to the players and clubs either, unless FIFA decides to totally do away with international football, which would be impossible because then, FIFA would become irrelevant. But hey, I have to say what I feel anyway, I am not a fan of international breaks, at least, not during league seasons, and I sincerely wish something could be done about it.