The Premier League will not move individual fixtures in an effort to placate clubs competing in the Champions League.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, in particular, has bemoaned such a short turnaround in fixtures with his players on occasion forced to compete three times -- two English top-flight matches either side of a Champions League game -- in the space of eight days.
This has been blamed as one of the factors for no English club progressing beyond the last 16 of Europe's premier club competition...
Jose Mourinho says his current Chelsea squad is a "a team for a decade" but added that history shows winning the Champions League with the Stamford Bridge club is not something that can be taken for granted.
In an exclusive interview with ESPN FC, Mourinho admitted he felt "super happy" when Chelsea won the European Cup in 2012, even though he was Real Madrid manager at the time and still feeling disappointment at being knocked out at the semifinal stage.
"I didn't win with Chelsea but I felt super...
Ajax had to settle for a draw while Celtic and FC Basel were among the winners as the final six Champions League third qualifying first leg ties were played on Wednesday evening.
Ajax threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Rapid Vienna -- the lowest-ranked side in the non-champions half of the draw.
Davy Klaassen scored twice in the first half to seemingly put Ajax in control of the tie, but three minutes after the break Florian Kainz reduced the arrears.
The Austrian club suffered...