The World Cup is over. While it was a pleasure to see countries compete, there is something reassuring about the return of the club game. Now the Premier League action returns with weekday matches commemorating Boxing Day.
The holiday is a tradition for the league. All 20 teams compete on the day or subsequent days after Christmas. This year that brings 10 matches over a three-day period. There are also some gems between those games.
Brentford and Tottenham welcome the competition after the World Cup. That London clash begins at 7:30 a.m. ET. Other fixtures on Monday include Crystal Palace welcoming Fulham to another squad of London foes. Finally, Arsenal will take on West Ham on that day in a third game with London opponents.
In total there are seven matches on Boxing Day. There will then be two games on Tuesday and a lone game on Wednesday. Wednesday’s game is especially interesting.
Leeds United, who beat Liverpool and Chelsea this season with narrow defeats to Spurs and Arsenal, will face Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side stumbled into the international break with a 2-1 defeat at home to Brentford. However, Erling Haaland did not participate in the World Cup. Therefore, he is well equipped and energetic to score at will in the competition.
EPL commentators on NBC: Boxing Day
Monday December 26
10am – Crystal Palace vs. Fulham. Peacock Premium —Gary Taphouse and Mark Schwarzer.
10am – Everton vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers. Peacock Premium — Andy Bishop and Michael Bridges.
10am – Southampton vs. Brighton and Hove Albion. Peacock Premium —Chris Wise and David Prutton.
3pm – Arsenal vs. Western Ham. Peacock Premium —Peter Drury and Graeme Le Saux.
Tuesday December 27
Wednesday December 28
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