Date: 2nd January 2017 at 8:26am
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The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games at the start of 2017. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Previous results

Friday 30th December 2016 – Premier League
Hull City 2-2 Everton 20:00

Saturday 31st December 2016 – Premier League
Burnley 4-1 Sunderland 15:00
Chelsea 4-2 Stoke City 15:00
Leicester City 1-0 West Ham United 15:00
Manchester United 2-1 Middlesbrough 15:00
Southampton 1-2 West Bromwich Albion 15:00
Swansea City 0-3 Bournemouth 15:00
Liverpool 1-0 Manchester City 17:30

Sunday 1st January 2017 – Premier League
Watford 1-4 Tottenham Hotspur 13:30
Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace 16:00

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.


Monday 2nd January 2017 – Premier League
Middlesbrough v Leicester City 12:30
Everton v Southampton 15:00
Manchester City v Burnley 15:00
Sunderland v Liverpool 15:00
West Bromwich Albion v Hull City 15:00
West Ham United v Manchester United 17:15

Tuesday 3rd January 2017 – Premier League
Bournemouth v Arsenal 19:45
Crystal Palace v Swansea City 20:00
Stoke City v Watford 20:00

Wednesday 4th January 2017 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea 20:00

The games continue to come thick and fast as the festive season draws to a conclusion! This is kicked off when champions Leicester head to Middlesbrough. The Foxes ended 2016 on a high and will seek the rarity of back-to-back wins this season at Boro – beaten by a couple of late goals at Manchester United last time round as they look to avoid a hat trick of defeats.

Everton – albeit temporarily at least – will look to close the gap to 6th placed Manchester United to six points with a Goodison Park win against Southampton. The Saints have an outside chance of going above the Toffees with a win as they look to end a two game losing run.

A defeat to Liverpool – coupled with other results – has seen Manchester City drop to 5th place. They’ll – at least – retain this whatever the result but would be expected to beat Burnley at the Etihad Stadium. However, the Clarets have been buoyed by successive Turf Moor wins and look to complete a hat trick with a rare away victory that could take them into the top 10.

Sunderland will look to avoid a third straight defeat – having lost four of their last five as it is – when they host title chasing Liverpool. Having lost just one of their last 10 – winning four in a row – a Reds win would be anticipated at the Stadium of Light and that could see them close the gap on leaders Chelsea to three points, temporarily at least.

West Brom returned to winning ways last time round with Albion looking for another win to – at least – consolidate their current position of 8th. Hull head to the Hawthorns looking to add to a draw – that ended a run of three defeats – that could potential see the Tigers in the bottom three on goal difference alone.

The late kick off on Monday will see West Ham look to bounce back from a first defeat in four – which included three wins – when they host Manchester United. However, United will go to the London Stadium on a five game winning run looking to see goal difference alone keeping them out of the top 4.

We’ll see a few games on Tuesday with AFC Bournemouth’s hosting of Arsenal getting underway ahead of the other two – both 8pm kick offs. The Cherries aim to consolidate a top 10 position at the start of the year whereas the Gunners know a third straight win might take them 2nd. It would certainly close the gap on leaders Chelsea – until Wednesday at least – to six points.

A first win as Crystal Palace boss from Sam Allardyce would definitely be targeted against fellow strugglers Swansea. He’s had a draw and a defeat so far and will hope it’s third time lucky for Palace at Selhurst Park against the Swans – rooted to the foot of the Premier League table having lost four in a row.

Stoke’s five game winless run – including three defeats – has seen the Potters drop down the table again to 14th. Both they and visitors Watford – a place above them – are relatively safe from the threat of relegation at the moment but both would seek the comfort of a win to end baron spells. The Hornets haven’t won in four and have lost three of these games.

Wednesday will conclude this round of action when Tottenham look to become the side that ends the Chelsea winning run. Should Spurs manage a fifth straight win they’ll consolidate 4th place at least, maybe climb to 3rd. The Blues will remain top regardless but would sooner keep the six point lead – at least – they had at the top when these games got underway.

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.