A balanced squad and its deployment is a delicate art and decisions made by managers are analysed for weeks or even months after the event. The rotation of players by managers begs the question of how important the different competitions teams compete in are?
Is the Premier League still the most coveted competition in English football or has it been eclipsed by the Champions League? I believe that teams should play to win every game avoiding the fielding of absurdly weakened sides in certain competitions or situations but is this still applicable in today’s global game where targeted success is vital to getting the keys to the revenue of a global audience?
This article will look at the importance of competitions for the English clubs on both a domestic and international level.