English Premier League

The 2020 Premier League Boxing Day+ fixtures.

 

 

 

 

 

As things stand on the League Table.

 

Liverpool (14) – 31 points
Leicester City (14) – 27 points
Manchester United (13) – 26 points
Everton (14) – 26 points

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Chelsea (14) – 25 points
Tottenham (14) – 25 points
Southampton (14) – 24 points
Manchester City (13) – 23 points
Aston Villa (12) – 22 points
West Ham United (14) – 21 points
Wolves (14) – 20 points
Newcastle United (13) – 18 points
Crystal Palace (14) – 18 points
Leeds United (14) – 17 points
Arsenal (14) – 14 points
Burnley (13) – 13 points
Brighton (14) – 12 points

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Fulham (14) – 10 points
West Brom (14) – 7 points
Sheffield United (14) – 2 points

 

 

 

 

Leicester vs Manchester United

Leicester and Manchester United come into this game from a win; and will be both looking for the result to close in on the league leaders.

Leicester City coming from a 2-0 win against Tottenham.
Manchester United coming from a 6-2 home win against Leeds United. Most recent game was a 2-0 away win against Everton in the EFL Cup.

2014 was the last time Leicester City won a game against Manchester United. A 5-3 win from a match that saw United blow a 3-1 lead in the final half hour of the game.

Should this trend continue, Manchester United will be getting results to close in on the league leaders.

With a game in hand, Manchester United are just a point behind and a position behind Leicester City.

 

Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace has to recover from the 7-0 home defeat against Liverpool against an
Aston Villa team that are coming into the game from a 3-0 win away against West Brom.

 

Fulham vs Southampton

Fulham comes into the game from a ‘1-1’ draw at Newcastle.
Southampton comes in from a 1-1 draw at Arsenal.

A better outcome will be good for either side.

 

Arsenal vs Chelsea

Chelsea’s objective is to pick to kick off a win streak, while Arsenal come into the game to end a streak of being without a win.

Chelsea ended consecutive league defeats in the last round after a 3-0 home win against West Ham. It was Chelsea’s first win in 4 competitive matches.

Arsenal haven’t won a league game since November 1st; win at Old Trafford against Manchester United (1-0).
It’s 7 league matches without a win for Arsenal. Their most recent game was a 4-1 home defeat and elimination from the EFL Cup against Manchester City. Their most recent league result was a 2-1 defeat at Everton.

 

Manchester City vs Newcastle

Manchester City and Newcastle were both involved in a EFL Cup match this week.
City advanced to the semifinals by thrashing Arsenal (4-1), while Newcastle were eliminated by Championship side Brentford.

In the league, Manchester City’s last league game was a narrow 1-0 win against Southampton, while Newcastle pulled out a 1-1 draw at home against Fulham.

 

 

 

 

Sheffield United vs Everton

The goal for Everton is to go for a 4th successive league win.
For Sheffield United, it will be the 15th of 32 attempts to get a league victory in the 2020/21 Premier League season.

 

Leeds vs Burnley

Burnley are unbeaten in their last 4 league games (2W, 2L). All their defeats in the last 10 league games have been against sides that are expected to beat them; Tottenham, Chelsea, and Manchester City.

Leeds are open for attacking business. They went from a 5-2 win to a 6-2 defeat the following game.

Can Burnley keep Leeds out?

 

West Ham vs Brighton

West Ham are coming into this round from a 3-0 defeat at home to Chelsea.

Brighton picked up a point from a 1-1 draw against Sheffield United. That made it 5 games without a win.

Both teams could use a win.

 

Liverpool vs West Brom

Liverpool’s last game was a massive 7-0 win at Crystal Palace.
West Brom suffered a 3-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa.

It all points in one direction: a big home win for Liverpool to keep(extend) their lead at the top of the league table.

 

Wolves vs Tottenham

They both have what it takes to win in this game; and they’re both in need of a good result.

Wolves suffered a 2-1 defeat at Burnley in their last match.

Tottenham had a 3-1 win in the EFL Cup at Stoke, but are without a win in their last three league games; including 2 back-to-back defeats.

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