Boxing Day and New Year 2017/18 Premier League fixtures: Full Christmas match schedule with Manchester United, Spurs and Chelsea all busy in action

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MANCHESTER UNITED host Burnley in the most exciting of the Boxing Day fixtures, while Premier League champs Chelsea take on Brighton.

The Christmas period is generally considered the time which separates title contenders and winners.

Yaya Toure scores a penalty against Hull on Boxing Day fixture last year
Yaya Toure scores a penalty against Hull on Boxing Day fixture last year
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And it’s important to gain some momentum going forward.

That could not be more the case for Newcastle, who are on a horrific run and will take on record-breakers Man City on December 27.

Henrikh Mkhyitaryan netted scorpion kick goal on Boxing Day last season
Henrikh Mkhyitaryan netted scorpion kick goal on Boxing Day last season
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Olivier Giroud netted scorpion kick goal for Arsenal on New Year's Day
Olivier Giroud netted scorpion kick goal for Arsenal on New Year’s Day
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It was at this time last season when Liverpool’s challenge began to derail.

But thanks to City’s brilliant form they are effectively playing for fourth as they host Swansea.

Huddersfield prepare for first Christmas period as a Premier League side
Huddersfield prepare for first Christmas period as a Premier League side
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And that is a game they lost last season.

Tottenham will be busy with Mauricio Pochettino hosting old club Southampton.

Arsenal face the short trip to Crystal Palace on December 28.

Huddersfield’s first Premier League Boxing Day fixture is at home to Stoke.

Boxing Day fixtures

Bournemouth vs West Ham

Chelsea vs Brighton

Huddersfield vs Stoke

Liverpool vs Swansea

Manchester United vs Burnley

Tottenham vs Southampton

Watford vs Leicester

West Brom vs Everton

December 27

Newcastle vs Manchester City

December 28

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

Arsenal vs Chelsea will take place on January 3 — it was this game last season that forced Antonio Conte into the famous tactical switch to a three-man defence.

On New Year’s Day, Everton against United is the standout fixture.

Meanwhile, Liverpool face another match they lost last season as they travel to Burnley, who will relish the challenge of a tough Christmas period.

Odds for next season

December 30

Bournemouth vs Everton

Chelsea vs Stoke

Huddersfield vs Burnley

Liverpool vs Leicester

Newcastle vs Brighton

Watford vs Swansea

Manchester United vs Southampton

New Year’s Eve

Crystal Palace vs Man City

West Brom vs Arsenal

New Year’s Day fixtures

Brighton vs Bournemouth

Burnley vs Liverpool

Everton vs Manchester United

Leicester vs Huddersfield

Stoke vs Newcastle

January 2

Manchester City vs Watford

Swansea vs Tottenham

Southampton vs Crystal Palace

West Ham vs West Brom

January 3

Arsenal vs Chelsea

January 4

Tottenham vs West Ham

Things go from bad to worse for Swansea who host Tottenham on the back of their trip to Anfield.

But under former boss Paul Clement, they did hold out for a 0-0 draw at Wembley.

City welcome Watford to the Etihad for their first match in 2018.

Both Pochettino and Pep Guardiola’s men play on January 2.

And Spurs will round off the Christmas period with a rare Thursday night trip to bogey side West Ham on on January 4.

Here are the rest of the Premier League fixtures.

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