When is the October international break and how will it impact the Premier League?

The international break will put Premier League action on hold in October.

Gameweek 7 of the new season is ahead of us this weekend, but following the conclusion of those matches, players will join up with their national teams to resume the international calendar.

The break will pave the way for a number of World Cup qualifier matches, including England’s trip to Andorra as well as their clash with Hungary at Wembley as Gareth Southgate’s team will look to continue their dominance in Group I with two more important victories.

Some may enjoy the change from domestic to international competition for a week, but the break won’t come without some consequence, as we learned from the last set of fixtures little over a month ago.

With some players set to travel to red list countries, clubs may be impacted by a few late returns, which could put them at a disadvantage.

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We saw that happen with Tottenham Hotspur at the beginning of September as Nuno Espirito Santo’s team were left to play without three key players in Cristian Romero, Giovanni Lo Celso and Davinson Sanchez.

The trio were made to stop off and quarantine in Croatia before being allowed to return to the UK.

Nevertheless, it’s something managers will have to prepare for over the course of the international break.

Here’s what you need to know.

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How long will it last?

The break will run from October 4-13, with players returning to their club side’s following the conclusion of their respective international fixtures.

When will the Premier League resume?

You will only miss one weekend of domestic action as Matchday 8 of the Premier League season will take place on Saturday, October 16, starting with Watford vs Liverpool from 12.30pm (BST).


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