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Burnley boss Vincent Kompany proposes a radical plan to cap the number of games top players can play in a season to 60

Almost 100 Premier League stars are either out of the weekend's fixtures or battling to prove their fitness and top-flight managers are increasingly exasperated by an ever-expanding schedule.

Kompany, whose final years as Manchester City's captain were plagued by muscle problems, believes there should be a limit imposed on appearances in a campaign to curb the issues.

'For the players at the top, who have to play for their national teams and all of these other competitions, it should be capped appearances within a season,' the Burnley boss said.

'Put a number on it.