Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has urged the Premier League to help out English clubs in European competitions.
According to Sarri, the tight English fixture list makes it very difficult for English teams to be competitive in Europe.
Asked if the Premier League needs to help out English clubs in Europe, Sarri said: “I think that, in this moment, we played six, seven or eight matches more than the other European teams, and eight matches mean two months with a match during the week.
“Two months without training. So I think that, for an English team, it’s very difficult to be competitive in Europe in March, April or June (not May?). Really very, very difficult.
“Yesterday we saw Real Madrid against Ajax. Ajax didn’t play a match in the Dutch championship in the last round, and Real came into that game after two matches against Barca. There is a big difference.
“I think the Premier League could do something more for the teams involved in European competitions.”
Sarri wants clubs that play in the Europa League to play their league games on Monday to give them time to rest.
“If you play in the Europa League in Italy, after the match away you can ask to play on Monday,” Sarri added.
“One day more to rest. I think that’s really very important. For example, when we will play in the Premier League after 62 or 63 hours after the match against Dynamo Kiev. I think it’s too early.”