I usually let my first team players play about 75% of the matches so the other players dont get unhappy and also to give the first team players a rest.
Since i already am resting them by not letting them play 10-12 matches per. season, do i then have to rest them from training a couple of days a year as well? I usually give everybody 4-5 days of rest from training every season. What should i do and what do you usually do when it comes to resting?
this is how i do it, after every match, the ones who started the match i give them 1 days rest.
if there has been a tough schedule with games ever 3 days, and then there is a gap of at least 6 days, then i give them 2 days rest.
well,if i play top league club,i always play with 22-man squad.i play the first team in the league,and second team for Cups,and Champions league or Uefa cup.after i get past early stages and groups, it depends on the draw.if i get weaker team like sporting,cluj etc. i still play the second team, if not i play the first team in at least one leg of the draw so i can gain advantage to play the second team in the second leg.this way,i always get fully fit players even when i play English teams (i use this with Arsenal curently).Winning the league is my priority,i don't pay too much atention to cups.
ex.I got beaten two years in a row by Man City in the first rounds of Fa/Liga Cup,but i won the League once,and Uefa Cup once
I don't rest my players at all - At most I would be rotating them, and making subs at 60-70th minute if I can.
Not that good for me because I'm only playing with an 19 or so man squad, and they do get tired.
You make a good point. I should look into resting them from training too.
Does it say anything about resting players in some of these FM guides?? How often should i rest my players?