Thiago Silva makes complains about fixture congestion

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A number of players have been voicing how the fixture congestion for the 2020-21 campaign is taking a toll on the players.

Sometimes, players get to play up to three matches in a week, and Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has also joined to criticise the congestion.

While on international duty with Brazil, the 36-year-old lamented the volume of games players are being forced to deal with, while also recognising the impact of Covid-19 and the injury toll.

Silva said: “We have to constantly reinvent ourselves. You lose players because of Covid-19 infections or there are others who get injured because we’re playing a lot of games. We’re not machines.

“We have seen recent studies showing that it is more likely that we are going to get injured after having played every three days four or five times. It is very worrying for us.”

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