Martinez calls for mid-season league break

As well as the three domestic competitions, Everton have also competed in the UEFA Europa League, a tournament they exited on Thursday against Dynamo Kyiv.

That defeat in the last 16 was Everton's 42nd game of the campaign in all competitions and ended all English interest in Europe this season - with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City all dumped out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage.

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