Premier League fixtures to watch at Christmas | David Jones

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Soccer and Christmas go collectively like turkey and stuffing, like pigs and blankets, like Jose Mourinho and a aptitude for the dramatic.

Sky Sports activities’ festive soccer providing boasts 46 video games to be proven stay all through the festive interval, with some Christmas crackers.

RadioTimes.com completely caught up with Sky Sports activities soccer presenter David Jones, and he revealed his prime picks for festive soccer video games you need to watch stay on Sky Sports activities.


Tottenham v Chelsea

Tottenham

Date: Sunday 22nd December. Time: 4:30pm. How to watch: Sky Sports activities Premier League/Important Occasion

David Jones says: This sport’s already bought an edge anyway, after which you might have the Jose v Frank Lampard issue – grasp in opposition to apprentice.

Jose is the person that turned Frank Lampard right into a winner at Chelsea, nevertheless it shocked me within the first sport he did on Sky, how essential he was about a few of Frank’s selections in opposition to Manchester United.

The criticism was that he was not going to get too far counting on younger gamers and that he had to be extra pragmatic in his strategy.

It’s nearly a free hit for Lampard this season as a result of there’s a switch ban and he’s anticipated to deliver by younger gamers so that you by no means fairly know what you’re going to get, however he’s had an unbelievable begin.

If he’s ready to go and win at Spurs, that would definitely present Jose! A check of The Humble One.

Having stated that, Jose would love nothing greater than to go up in opposition to one in every of his proteges and put him in his place. That’s going to be fascinating.


Arsenal v Chelsea

Arsenal

Date: Sunday 29th December. Time: 2:00pm. How to watch: Sky Sports activities Premier League/Important Occasion

David Jones says: It’s one of many large prime six rivalries, a giant London derby.

Arsenal desperately want to cease transport so many objectives and I believe that’s what all of us thought Wenger’s successor could be tasked to do.

The largest criticism of his reign, significantly away from house, is that that they had a comfortable centre.

All of us assumed {that a} new coach, a super-coach as we had been instructed Unai Emery was, that’s what he would find a way to handle – if something it’s got lots worse.

They’re transport as many photographs on their aim per sport because the likes of Aston Villa and Norwich, groups who’ve simply come into this league, which is unfathomable.

Emery wants to in a short time discover a components that works for them – it’ll be very attention-grabbing to see when that sport comes round whether or not he’s nonetheless at the Emirates.


Liverpool v Wolves

Liverpool Mohamed Salah

Date: Sunday 29th December. Time: 4:30pm. How to watch: Sky Sports activities Premier League/Important Occasion

David Jones says: The quantity of video games Liverpool can have performed in December going into this sport, they’re taking up a Wolves aspect who’ve already received at Manchester Metropolis this yr they usually’re enhancing by the week, I believe that’s an actual check for Liverpool.

We might get right into a state of affairs by the tip of December the place a cushty lead isn’t that any extra.

With so many video games thick and quick over the Christmas interval, something can occur.

They’ve bought the Membership World Cup to cope with, they’re nonetheless battling on within the Carabao Cup.

The factor with Liverpool is that they’re scoring so many late objectives and not likely battering any groups.

They’re successful video games, typically comfortably, however by no means by greater than the odd aim that implies there’s not an enormous margin for error.

Will probably be attention-grabbing to see in the event that they do get one or two key accidents, possibly to the entrance three, Virgil van Dijk or the full-backs, how they react to that.

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