Date: 23rd December 2016 at 10:19am
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The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this Christmas. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Previous results

Saturday 17th December 2016 – Premier League
Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea 12:30
Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea City 15:00
Stoke City 2-2 Leicester City 15:00
Sunderland 1-0 Watford 15:00
West Ham United 1-0 Hull City 15:00
West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Manchester United 17:30

Sunday 18th December 2016 – Premier League
Bournemouth 1-3 Southampton 13:30
Manchester City 2-1 Arsenal 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Burnley 16:00

Monday 19th December 2016 – Premier League
Everton 0-1 Liverpool 20:00

What will happen in this one though? Cast your vote so we know if you think it’ll be all smiles or disappointment come the full time whistle.

Fixtures

Monday 26th December 2016 – Premier League
Watford v Crystal Palace 12:30
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion 15:00
Burnley v Middlesbrough 15:00
Chelsea v Bournemouth 15:00
Leicester City v Everton 15:00
Manchester United v Sunderland 15:00
Swansea City v West Ham United 15:00
Hull City v Manchester City 17:15

Tuesday 27th December 2016 – Premier League
Liverpool v Stoke City 17:15

Wednesday 28th December 2016 – Premier League
Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur 19:45

Chelsea will look to – at least – retain the six point lead they have at the top heading into the Boxing Day fixtures. The Blues will manage that if they can see off the challenge of AFC Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge. However, the Cherries recent run of results would result in a win here if they carried on in similar fashion!

However, the Watford hosting of Crystal Palace is the game that kicks off the festive fixtures. This 12:30 start will see the Hornets look to end a run of four defeats in five – including successive defeats – when they host Palace. Having seen his side lose eight of their last 10 Alan Pardew paid the price with his job this week. The managerless Eagles could slip into the bottom three if beaten again at Vicarage Road and others win.

Arsenal will look for a very impressive Christmas as back-to-back defeats have seen them slip to 4th and they’re now nine points off the top. They welcome 7th placed West Brom to the Emirates Stadium as both chase the points for different reasons.

A big game at the other end will see Burnley looking to capitalise on home advantage as five defeats in six has seen the Clarets drop to 17th. Whereas Middlesbrough visit Turf Moor having won their previous game.

The fact they’ve got a superior goal difference will mean Leicester – the Sports Personality Team of the Year winners – would remain outside of the bottom three whatever happened at the King Power Stadium. However, the Foxes would seek a win against an Everton side that have won only twice in the last 10 to drop to 9th.

A run of just one defeat in 10 – including a hat trick of successive wins – has brought Manchester United back into contention for a Champions League finish. United host a Sunderland side that know a win at Old Trafford probably would take them out of the bottom three.

The awful goal difference Swansea have will mean it’s a near impossibility they’ll climb our of the relegation zone whatever the outcome at the Liberty Stadium – a win against West Ham will definitely be the aim though! Should the Hammers win for a third game in a row this could see them complete a climb from relegation trouble into the top 10 in a matter of weeks.

Boxing Days final game – and the 5:15pm kick off – will see rock bottom Hull seek to cause a surprise against Manchester City. As Man City have won four of the last six – including back-to-back-wins – they would be expected to continue a title push with a KCOM Stadium win.

Tuesday will see the one game when Liverpool return to Anfield seeking a three points to follow up the Merseyside derby win at Everton ahead of Christmas. Stoke are the side looking to derail the Reds’ title challenge.

Wednesday’s game will round off this first batch of festive fixtures when Southampton bid to extend their unbeaten run to four – should the Saints do this they’ll consolidate 7th place. However, visiting Tottenham know a win might be enough to move them into the top four.

It goes without saying the expectation; most definitely the hope at least, will be for a positive result. But will this happen? We’ll find out soon enough.

Ahead of the game we’re looking for your views on what way you think it will go, which requires you to vote in the latest poll in one of the options you have been given.

However, don’t just look also have a say. We don’t just want your vote, which you can do to the right, we also want some thoughts and views ahead of the game as well so share these below.

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