Festive football fixtures: Premier League action this Christmas
Fixture congestion? Nothing but a Premier League Christmas tradition!
While other European leagues are nearing their winter break, December is when the Premier League throws games at us!
It’s not long now until festive football time when we as fans will be treated to a game almost every day for over two weeks (maybe not so much of a treat for those playing, though).
So prepare yourself for what’s to come as we bring you the Premier League festive football fixture list, showcasing every game, what time they’ll be on and which channel to tune into.
Matchday 18: 21st - 24th December
Thursday 21st December
- Crystal Palace vs Brighton, 8pm, Sky Sports
Friday 22nd December
- Aston Villa vs Sheffield United, 8pm, Sky Sports
Saturday 23rd December
- West Ham vs Manchester United, 12:30pm, TNT Sports
- Fulham vs Burnley, 3pm
- Luton vs Newcastle, 3pm
- Nottingham Forest vs Bournemouth, 3pm
- Tottenham vs Everton, 3pm
- Liverpool vs Arsenal, 5:30pm, Sky Sports
Sunday 24th December
- Wolves vs Chelsea, 1pm, Sky Sports
Matchday 19: 26th - 28th December
Tuesday 26th December
- Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest, 12.30pm, Prime Video
- Bournemouth vs Fulham, 3pm, Prime Video
- Sheffield United vs Luton, 3pm, Prime Video
- Burnley vs Liverpool, 5:30pm, Prime Video
- Manchester United vs Aston Villa, 8pm, Prime Video
Wednesday 27th December
- Brentford vs Wolves, 7.30pm, Prime Video
- Chelsea vs Crystal Palace, 7.30pm, Prime Video
- Everton vs Manchester City, 8:15pm, Prime Video
Thursday 28th December
- Brighton vs Tottenham, 7:30pm, Prime Video
- Arsenal vs West Ham, 8:15pm, Prime Video
Matchday 20: 30th December - 2nd January
Saturday 30th December
- Luton vs Chelsea, 12:30pm, TNT Sports
- Aston Villa vs Burnley, 3pm
- Crystal Palace vs Brentford, 3pm
- Manchester City vs Sheffield United, 3pm
- Wolves vs Everton, 3pm
- Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United, 5:30pm, Sky Sports
Sunday 31st December
- Fulham vs Arsenal, 2pm, Sky Sports
- Tottenham vs Bournemouth, 2pm
Monday 1st January
- Liverpool vs Newcastle, 8pm, Sky Sports
Tuesday 2nd January
- West Ham vs Brighton, 7:30pm, Sky Sports
Christmas crackers: Highlight fixtures
Amongst all these games, there are a few matches that need to be picked out as must-watch affairs.
Be it a six-pointer between two teams vying for the same spot or a simple derby match, here are our picks for the festive periods’ best games.
Liverpool vs Arsenal, Saturday 23rd December
Matchday 18 will feature this heavyweight clash between two sides who are vying to dethrone Manchester City this season.
Anfield will be the stage as last season's runners-up Arsenal visit Merseyside to take on Jurgen Klopp and his impressive Liverpool side.
With how the season has been going so far, a loss for either one could see them stumble down the order slightly depending on other results, while a win will do wonders for the other’s title campaign, so expect to see both sides going for all the marbles.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa, Tuesday 26th December
Manchester United have struggled to find any sort of consistency all season long so they will not like it when they come up against one of the most in-form teams in the league right now in Aston Villa.
Things may be different by the time the game rolls around, but that could only add to the intensity that should come with the fixture.
Everton vs Manchester City, Wednesday 27th December
It’s a battle between the team that has been punished against the team that should be punished.
This may seem like a rogue pick, but if these two sides carry on the way they are at the current moment of writing, this could indeed be a tasty affair.
Everton are seemingly playing with a vendetta against the league while Man City don’t quite look like the same treble-winning team of last year. Will Everton continue their charge or will this be the game City kick things back into gear?
Arsenal vs West Ham, Thursday 28th December
An all-London affair as West Ham travels roughly five miles from the London Stadium to the Emirates to face Arsenal.
The Hammers have already got the better of their opponents this season, knocking out the Gunners in the EFL Cup Round of 16 in November.
However, in league competition, Arsenal are unbeaten against West Ham since January 2019, and unbeaten against them at the Emirates since August 2015. Will that streak continue?
Liverpool vs Newcastle, Monday 1st January
The first Premier League match of the new year will be a banger, pitting Liverpool against Newcastle in a
Where to watch
Many of the fixtures above will be shown live, although they won’t all be on the same channel.
For Matchday 18 and 20, it is essentially business as usual, with an early and late kickoff on the Saturday’s which will be on TV while the 3pm kickoffs will not be shown live.
Matchday 19, which runs from 26th - 28th December, will feature all games broadcasted live on Prime Video . You must have a valid Prime Video account to be able to watch any of these fixtures.