I was thinking it could be the other way round. Maybe the intensity was too high for too long and it's not really a fitness issue but a fatigue issue, which is different. But like yours, mine is just a theory based on nothing and I'm certainly not arguing you are wrong, I'm just offering up what I think without any evidence to back it up.Probably our pre season preparation also coming to bite us. My theory, which is based on nothing, is that our pre season fitness plan was underwhelming and at a low intensity and as such as soon as the proper high intensity games started our players begin dropping like flies.
Amrabat Mount Mainoo Heaton Amad Varane Shaw AWB and AnyWhat's that, 8 injuries now? Mental, especially so early in the season when we aren't a high intensity running team.
This is ridiculous. No one seems to be talking about it either.
Well that and ETHs refusal to rotate even in dead rubber games last season. Bound to come and bite him in the ass.
If you are including the bloated number for preseason. He isn't an international. The number of league games and internationals is the same for all the top sides, but think pre-season was something else.