Christmas is here which can mean only one thing for those who love the beautiful game: LOADS of football. There’s Premier League football on almost every day Boxing Day and January and you can catch all the drama unfold with Virgin TV. Here we look at the festive period’s must see games, let the battle for the remote commence.
Leicester v Man Utd – Boxing Day 12.30PM BT Sport
A busy Boxing Day of football kicks off at the King Power Stadium with a fascinating clash between two sides in the top 3. Man Utd have been unstoppable on their travels this season, winning all six away from home, despite conceding first every time. Leicester have already taken some notable scalps this season and will see this as a big test in their quest to seal a top 4 place, or perhaps even an outside tilt at the title.
Burnley v Sheffield United – Tuesday 29th Dec 6PM – Amazon Prime
It’s been a season of real struggle for both these sides so far this season, with just 15 goals to show between them between them from 13 matches. Burnley have begun to show signs of life recently, but Sheffield United can’t seem to buy a win and continue to be on the wrong end of tight matches. This game will be crucial in the relegation battle which should make for an intriguing, tense contest, even if goals may be sparse.
Newcastle v Liverpool – Wednesday 30th Dec 8PM, Amazon Prime
As 2020 draws to a close, Newcastle and Liverpool fans will reflect on the past twelve months with very different emotions. For Liverpool, it brought their first top flight title in 30 years, but for Newcastle it’s been a year of fan frustration over a lack of progress, ambition and exciting football. Can Newcastle cause an upset here to offer their fans a glimpse of a brighter 2021?
Chelsea v Man City – Sunday 3rd Jan 2021 4.30PM, Sky Sports
A crucial game to conclude the busy festive period as both Chelsea and Man City look for three points to keep pace with Liverpool. Neither side has fully clicked into gear yet, but how often do we see the best sides pick up the pace after Christmas? With an abundance of talent on the pitch, it should be a cracking game to start the New Year.