Arsenal vs West Ham set for 8pm slot on Boxing Day with Chelsea and Man United in action the next day and Man City’s trip to Leeds on December 28th as Premier League confirm Christmas and New Year fixtures
- Premier League confirms the fixture schedule for Boxing Day and New Year
- Three rounds of matches to be played as league resumes following World Cup
- Arsenal will host West Ham in the primetime slot on Boxing Day evening
- Chelsea vs Bournemouth and Man United vs Forest to be played the next day
- Man City’s visit to Chelsea to be played on a Thursday night on January 5
Arsenal vs West Ham will take the primetime slot on Boxing Day with Chelsea and Manchester United in action 24 hours later as the Christmas and New Year Premier League schedule was finally announced.
Manchester City’s trip to Leeds will be on December 28, with Liverpool following up their Boxing Day trip to Aston Villa with a home game against Leicester on December 30.
There will be six top-flight matches on New Year’s Eve, including a teatime game between Brighton and Arsenal, while 2023 will begin with Tottenham vs Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea.
Arsenal vs West Ham will provide the Boxing Day evening entertainment in the Premier League
Liverpool will make the trip to Aston Villa in the top-flight’s teatime kick-off on Boxing Day
Another full round of games will be split over four days between January 2-5 with Liverpool’s trip to Brentford now a teatime kick-off on Monday January 2.
The showdown between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge is at 8pm on Thursday January 5.
The seven Boxing Day fixtures will be the first played in the Premier League after the World Cup in Qatar, which comes to its conclusion on December 18.
However, the fourth round of the Carabao Cup is set to be played just before Christmas on December 20-21.
All of the matches between December 26-28 will be shown live on Amazon Prime Video, with Sky Sports and BT Sport broadcasting some of the New Year action.
The whole programme of fixtures between December 26-28 will be shown on Amazon Prime
Some supporters will understandably be left unhappy by the fixture changes over the festive period, where transport service aren’t as reliable. No trains will run on Boxing Day, for instance.
The traditional feast of football on Boxing Day will see Premier League action return after the World Cup pause with Tottenham’s trip to Brentford at 12.30pm.
There are four 3pm games before Liverpool’s visit to Aston Villa and Arsenal vs West Ham cap off a solid 10 hours of live football.
Sportsmail revealed earlier on Monday that the London derby at the Emirates would be the 8pm game.
Chelsea vs Bournemouth at 5.30pm and Man United vs Forest at 8pm will also be on Amazon Prime on December 27, with Leeds vs Man City at Elland Road the 8pm game on the 28th.
Leeds United vs Manchester City at Elland Road will be the evening kick-off on December 28
A new round of fixtures then begins on Friday December 30 with West Ham vs Brentford and Liverpool vs Leicester, the latter chosen for coverage by Sky Sports.
New Year’s Eve falls on a Saturday with Man United’s visit to Wolves the lunchtime game on BT Sport.
Man City vs Everton is among four 3pm kick-offs with Brighton vs Arsenal the last Premier League football of 2022.
New Year’s Day will see a ‘Super Sunday’ double header on Sky as Spurs host Aston Villa and Forest take on Chelsea afterwards.
The Monday is a Bank Holiday and Brentford vs Liverpool is the 5.30pm game on Sky.
Brentford and Liverpool played out a thriller last season and meet on Monday January 2
That kicks off another midweek round of matches shoehorned in during the first week of January.
A quartet of games on Tuesday January 3 include Arsenal vs Newcastle and Man United vs Bournemouth.
Four more games follow on the Wednesday night before Chelsea vs Man City is on Thursday January 5.
The Premier League said: ‘Special arrangements have been made to allow more time between matches played across the three festive match rounds.
‘This will allow greater time for players to recover, with the rest period between Matchweeks 18-19 increased to ensure that no club play within 48 hours of another of their matches.’
Premier League festive fixtures
3pm kick-off unless otherwise stated
Monday 26 December
12:30 Brentford v Spurs (Prime Video)
Crystal Palace v Fulham (Prime Video)
Everton v Wolves (Prime Video)
Leicester v Newcastle (Prime Video)
Southampton v Brighton (Prime Video)
17:30 Aston Villa v Liverpool (Prime Video)
20:00 Arsenal v West Ham (Prime Video)
Tuesday 27 December
17:30 Chelsea v AFC Bournemouth (Prime Video)
20:00 Man Utd v Nottingham Forest (Prime Video)
Wednesday 28 December
20:00 Leeds v Man City (Prime Video)
Friday 30 December
19:45 West Ham v Brentford
20:00 Liverpool v Leicester (Sky Sports)
Saturday 31 December
12:30 Wolves v Man Utd (BT Sport)
Bournemouth v Crystal Palace
Fulham v Southampton
Man City v Everton
Newcastle v Leeds
17:30 Brighton v Arsenal (Sky Sports)
Sunday 1 January
14:00 Spurs v Aston Villa (Sky Sports)
16:30 Nottingham Forest v Chelsea (Sky Sports)
Monday 2 January
17:30 Brentford v Liverpool (Sky Sports)
Tuesday 3 January
19:45 Everton v Brighton
19:45 Leicester v Fulham
20:00 Arsenal v Newcastle (Sky Sports)
20:00 Man Utd v AFC Bournemouth
Wednesday 4 January
19:30 Southampton v Nottingham Forest
19:45 Leeds v West Ham
20:00 Aston Villa v Wolves
20:00 Crystal Palace v Spurs (Sky Sports)
Thursday 5 January
20:00 Chelsea v Man City (Sky Sports)