The Finest Football On The Box This Month
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! While Santa might limit his generosity to just one night, the footballing gods bless us with an annual feast of festive fun across the whole festive period – and this year is no different. The coming month will see the Premier League at its busiest, and that means a veritable sackful of crackers; here’s a handful that you certainly shouldn’t miss…
MANCHESTER CITY v EVERTON
Saturday December 15th @ 11.30am, Sky Sports Premier League, Virgin TV 405
The reigning champs are in situ at the summit once again, but it’s tight at the top with Liverpool in hot pursuit. The Toffees, of course, were within moments of gifting them some breathing room until their derby day ended in disaster – could they end up helping their Merseyside rivals by tripping up the pacesetters instead?
LIVERPOOL v MANCHESTER UNITED
Sunday December 16th @ 3.30pm, Sky Sports Premier League, Virgin TV 405
It’s one of the most storied rivalries on the planet, so you’d best believe this one could get spicy. For a pair of frequently ebullient characters, Jurgen Klopp and José Mourinho have remained relatively civil – but who’d put money on things staying that way? ‘Pool are the hot hand coming into this one, but it’s a fixture where the form book doesn’t tell the whole story…
ARSENAL v TOTTENHAM
Wednesday December 19th @ 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event, Virgin TV 401
OK, it’s not Premier League – but does it matter?! After all, the North London sides served up a game-of-the-season candidate earlier this month when the Gunners came from behind to seal a scintillating 4-2 victory; could we have another epic encounter on our hands as they chase a place in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup? Here’s hoping!
WATFORD v CHELSEA
Wednesday December 26th @ 7.15pm, Sky Sports Premier League, Virgin TV 405
The usual Boxing Day bonanza is capped by this tasty tie where the visiting team will be under real pressure not to slip up. The Hornets recently gave Man City a right scare, while Wolves reminded Chelsea not to overlook lesser opposition – which means this one could turn into a post-Christmas cracker!
SOUTHAMPTON v WEST HAM
Thursday December 27th @ 7.30pm, Sky Sports Premier League, Virgin TV 405
It’s not all about the top of the table; the teams at the other end have plenty of work to do too. The Saints parted company with Mark Hughes at the start of the month, having found themselves in the relegation quagmire; the Hammers, meanwhile, are not exactly blowing bubbles themselves. It’s a little early to call it a six-pointer, but defeat for either side could spell real trouble…
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