Date: 30th December 2016 at 9:25am
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The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this festive season. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Previous results

Monday 26th December 2016 – Premier League
Watford 1-1 Crystal Palace 12:30
Arsenal 1-0 West Bromwich Albion 15:00
Burnley 1-0 Middlesbrough 15:00
Chelsea 3-0 Bournemouth 15:00
Leicester City 0-2 Everton 15:00
Manchester United 3-1 Sunderland 15:00
Swansea City 1-4 West Ham United 15:00
Hull City 0-3 Manchester City 17:15

Tuesday 27th December 2016 – Premier League
Liverpool 4-1 Stoke City 17:15

Wednesday 28th December 2016 – Premier League
Southampton 1-4 Tottenham Hotspur 19:45

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.


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

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

Sunday 1st January 2017 – Premier League
Watford v Tottenham Hotspur 13:30
Arsenal v Crystal Palace 16:00

Bottom placed Hull will look to move off the foot of the Premier League table in the only game played on Friday. This KCOM Stadium meeting will see City hosting Everton who recorded only a third win in their last 10 in the opening festive game.

New Years Eve will see the majority of this round of games played with Burnley seeking a second successive home win over the festive period, which would further boost their survival hopes going into the New Year. A Sunderland win at Turf Moor though could take them out of the bottom three.

Chelsea’s winning run is something the Premier League leaders will aim to increase when they end the year at Stamford Bridge against Stoke. The Blues will remain top whatever the outcome but know a win will keep them at least six points clear. Mark Hughes’ Potters – against one of his former clubs as a player – haven’t won in their last four.

Leicester will seek to end a year – otherwise one to recall – that is ending on a sour note with a win at the King Power Stadium. However, the Foxes have a tough task ahead of them when hosting a West Ham side that have won three in a row – from an unbeaten four game run – to move up to 11th.

Should an Old Trafford defeat be avoided Manchester United would extend the unbeaten run to 10 games – the last four have been won. Middlesbrough will be the visitors as they seek to improve their form having lost three of the last four.

A three game unbeaten run was ended when Southampton lost against Tottenham on Wednesday. The Saints missed the chance to reclaim 7th place but they could do this to end the year should they see off West Brom at the St Mary’s Stadium. Albion have lost successive games – three of the last four in fact – to slip to 9th so they too will want to end the year on a high.

Swansea’s third straight defeat – a fourth in five – saw Bob Bradley relieved of his duties over Christmas. The Swans will host AFC Bournemouth looking for an important three points to end the year. The Cherries go to the Liberty Stadium having lost two in a row.

As long as Liverpool avoid defeat in the late kick off on Saturday they’ll definitely end the year in 2nd place – a win against potential title rivals Manchester City at Anfield could give the Reds some breathing space. Both sides are in form having won their last three.

The New Year will start with Watford playing host to Tottenham in a lunchtime game on Sunday. The Hornets ending 2016 without a win in three – this included two defeats – whereas Spurs won three on the trot ahead of this meeting at Vicarage Road.

Arsenal left the year with a win – having lost their previous two – and will look to start 2017 with another three points at the Emirates Stadium against Crystal Palace. Sam Allardyce will look for a first win – his first game in charge of Palace ended in a draw on Boxing Day – following his Christmas appointment.

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.