Liverpool have TEN days off before travelling to Atletico Madrid and Man City face potential of four games in 10 days (including a cup final!)… here’s how each of the English teams’ fixtures look around Champions League last 16
- Liverpool face Norwich and then have 10 days off before Atletico Madrid
- Manchester City have tricky run of fixtures around their Real Madrid tie
- Frank Lampard’s Chelsea also look to have a horrible time of it in February
- Tottenham play Manchester United just four days after RB Leipzig clash
Manchester City and Chelsea are set for a tricky fixture list around their Champions League ties but Liverpool will be pleased with how the games fall.
Pep Guardiola’s men face Leicester away from home just four days before a trip to the Bernabeu to face Real Madrid and host Arsenal three days later.
Sportsmail has taken a look at how tough a period February and March will be for Liverpool, City, Chelsea and Tottenham.
Sat, Feb 8 – Norwich A (PL)
Sat, Feb 18 – Atletico A (CL)
Sat, Feb 22 – West Ham H (PL)
Sat, Feb 29 – Watford A (PL)
[LEAGUE CUP FINAL March 1]
Sat, Mar 7 – Bournemouth H (PL)
Wed, Mar 11 – Atletico H (CL)
Sat, Mar 14 – Everton A (PL)
Jurgen Klopp will be relatively pleased with how the fixtures have fallen after the defending European champions were drawn against Atletico Madrid.
Liverpool will have plenty of time to prepare for the intimidating atmosphere of the Wanda Metropolitano as there is a 10 day break after their away game against Norwich on February 8. They then host West Ham at Anfield four days after Atletico.
The home leg against Diego Simeone’s side comes four days after another home game against Bournemouth but then they have to go to Goodison Park.
The gap between the second Champions League game and Merseyside derby is only three days so the Toffees might fancy their chances.
Jurgen Klopp will be relatively happy with the way the fixtures have fallen for Liverpool
MANCHESTER CITY FIXTURES:
Sat, Feb 22 – Leicester A (PL)
Wed, Feb 26 – Real Madrid A (CL)
Sat, Feb 29 – Arsenal H (PL)
[LEAGUE CUP FINAL March 1]
Sat, Mar 7 – Man Utd A (PL)
Sat, Mar 14 – Burnley H (PL)
Tue, Mar 17 – Real Madrid H (CL)
Sat, Mar 21 – Chelsea A (PL)
The fixture list around Manchester City’s two-legged tie against Real Madrid makes for some grim reading for Pep Guardiola.
His side take on high-flying Leicester on February 22 and have just four days to then prepare for a trip to the Bernabeu.
If that wasn’t enough to contend with, Arsenal visit the Etihad on February 29 and the League Cup final, a very real prospect for City, is on March 1.
City also have to go to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea four days after hosting Real in the return.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side have a tough looking schedule around their tie
Sat, Feb 1 – Leicester A (PL)
Sat, Feb 8 – Man Utd H (PL)
Sat, Feb 22 – Spurs H (PL)
Tue, Feb 25 – Bayern H (CL)
Sat, Feb 29 – Bournemouth A (PL)
Sat, Mar 7 – Everton H (PL)
Sat, Mar 14 – Villa A (PL)
Wed, Mar 18 – Bayern A (CL)
Sat, Mar 21 – Man City H (PL)
Frank Lampard must be having nightmares about the February/March set of games already.
Leicester, Manchester United, Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Manchester City will all line up against the Blues with the football coming thick and fast.
The first leg against Bayern comes three days after a clash with Spurs, both at home.
And then they host Manchester City three days after a trip to Allianz Arena. It could well be a make or break period for Chelsea’s season.
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are playing a number of top class opponents in February and March
Sat, Feb 1 – Man City H (PL)
Sat, Feb 8 – Villa A (PL)
Wed, Feb 19 – Leipzig H (CL)
Sat, Feb 22 – Chelsea A (PL)
Sat, Feb 29 – Wolves H (PL)
Sat, Mar 7 – Burnley A (PL)
Tue, Mar 10 – Leipzig A (CL)
Sat, Mar 14 – Man Utd H (PL)
Tottenham take on Aston Villa and Chelsea either side of their first leg at home against RB Leipzig.
There’s 11 days for Jose Mourinho to plan for the German side, which will afford his team a much-needed break ahead of the congested fixture list to follow.
Spurs only have a three day break after facing Leipzig before playing Chelsea away in the Premier League.
They also travel to Turf Moor for what is usually a testing challenge against Burnley just three days before the away leg against their Champions League opponents.
When they fly back from Germany, they’ll only have four days to prepare for the visit of Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho will take his Tottenham side to Chelsea after the first RB Leipzig game