Tarak Malhotra Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
Boxing Day in the Premiership is widely regarded as the biggest day of the year, as nearly every team play at almost the same time. The 26th of December is a bank holiday in the UK which is why attendances for the games played on the day are always high. There will be 9 games played on Boxing Day this year spreading across 4 different times. Games will be played at 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm and 8pm.
This season, in the 19/20 English Premier League, there are 9 games being played, with the tenth being Wolves versus Manchester City at the Molineux (Wolves’ stadium.) Having being beaten at Old Trafford by Manchester United, Manchester City will look to keep the pressure on Liverpool and Leicester City.
Tottenham face Brighton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to open the day at 3pm GMT. Also at 3pm, Villa play Norwich, Bournemouth take on Arsenal, Chelsea face Southampton at Stamford Bridge, West Ham travel to Crystal Palace, Everton host Burnley at Goodison Park, Sheffield verse Watford, United go against Newcastle at Old Trafford, and arguably the biggest game of the day is Leicester versus Liverpool.
Leicester versus Liverpool will be at the King Power and will likely shape the title race, as Leicester are eight points behind Liverpool, who are currently undefeated and top of the league, having not lost a game since they traveled to face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium during the 18/19 season. Leicester are currently at 38 points. If they beat Leicester, Liverpool will advance to 11 points clear of Leicester, and 14 points clear of City, giving them a clear run at the title.