Liverpool, Chelsea, Man United headline Boxing Day matches in the Premier League

Liverpool, Chelsea, Man United headline Boxing Day matches in the Premier League

Other top European leagues are currently on break but it will be a different story as Premier League sides will slug it out against one another on Boxing Day.

The race in the top-four hots up as teams occupying first position all through to sixth are still in contention for the Premier League title.

The results of respective Boxing Day matches will definitely have an effect on the league standings as the quest of who finishes the year on a high is on.

LegitSports have selected three Boxing Day matches that will make the headlines in the English Premier League.

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1. Liverpool vs Newcastle

The current league leaders are the only unbeaten side in the Premier League and are four points clear off defending champions Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp's side will host Rafa Benitez's Newcastle at Anfield as the Magpies will be looking to dent the unbeaten streak of the Reds.

Liverpool know that any slip at top will have their cut to one point and they will be depending on their star man Mohamed Salah to add to his 11-goal tally in the league.

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2. Watford vs Chelsea

Last season's fixture between both sides ended in a 4-1 thrashing in favour of the Hornets but Maurizio Sarri will be looking to erase those moments from his side.

Chelsea have lost three games this season to Tottenham, Wolves and Leicester City which has threatened their title ambitions.

And a loss at Vicarage Road will see them slip further down from Liverpool at the top and could be overtaken by Arsenal if they grind out results from their game against Brighton.

3. Manchester United vs Huddersfield Town

Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has began United's revival for a top-four finish following their 5-1 thrashing of Cardiff City in his first game in charge.

The Norwegian has promised to desist from Jose Mourinho's defensive tactics but play more of the attacking style which once made the club continental giants under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Fans will be trooping into Old Trafford to watch their brand new side play and hope to get the better of Huddersfield Town who have failed to win their last four matches.

Source: Yen

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