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Premier League on Boxing Day: how and where to watch - times, TV, online

All the information you need to know on how and where to watch the Premier League games on Boxing Day (26 December).

Premier League on Boxing Day: how and where to watch - times, TV, online
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As other major European leagues down tools for a Christmas respite, football in England on 26 December is a classic tradition with the holiday period offering families the chance to attend games with a match-day ticket often part of a Christmas gift.

This year, fans will me missed by their absence at most Premier League grounds with many parts of the United Kingdom moving to higher tiers as the pandemic continues to contribute to a rising number of cases. 

Arsenal v Manchester City - Carabao Cup Quarter FinalLONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: A banner with an image of Mikel Arteta manager of Arsenal saying 'there's nobody better' in the stands during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

26 December games preview

Leicester City v Manchester United (1230)

* Leicester have lost more Premier League games (19) and conceded more Premier League goals (60) against United than they have against other teams in the league.

* United have lost just one of their last 22 Premier League games against Leicester (W17 D4).

* Since their 1-0 home defeat by Arsenal in November, United are unbeaten in seven Premier League games (W6 D1) -- only Liverpool (10) are on a longer current run without defeat in the league.

Aston Villa v Crystal Palace (1500)

* Villa have won two of their last three Premier League games against Palace (L1) -- as many as they had in their previous 12 against them in the competition (W2 D5 L5).

* Palace have won just one of their eight Premier League away games against Villa (D3 L4), beating them 1-0 in December 2013.

* This will be Palace boss Roy Hodgson's 341st Premier League game in charge, overtaking Rafa Benitez into the top 10 for all-time games managed in the league.

Fulham v Southampton (1500)

* Fulham have lost just one of their seven Premier League home games against Southampton (W4 D2), winning 3-2 in their last game in November 2018.

* Southampton have won three of their last four Premier League meetings with Fulham (L1), keeping a clean sheet in each win.

* Southampton have won six of their last eight Premier League games on Boxing Day (D1 L1), with their only defeat in that run coming at Tottenham Hotspur in 2017 (2-5).

Arsenal v Chelsea (1730)

* Arsenal have not lost any of their last 12 Boxing Day home games (W10 D2) since a 2-0 defeat by Nottingham Forest in 1987.

* Chelsea have lost two of their last 17 Premier League meetings with Arsenal (W9 D6).

* Arsenal are winless in their last seven Premier League games (D2 L5) – only once in the league's history have they had a longer run without a win, going eight games between Nov. 1992 and Jan. 1993.

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Manchester City v Newcastle United (2000)

* City have won each of their last 11 Premier League home games against Newcastle, scoring 39 goals and conceding seven.

* Newcastle have not won any of their last 16 away league games against City (D2 L14).

* Newcastle have lost each of their last five league Boxing Day games since a 5-1 win against Stoke City in 2013.

Sheffield United v Everton (2000)

* Sheffield United are winless in their 14 Premier League games this season (D2 L12) and are just the third side to be without a win by Christmas in English top-flight history after Burnley in 1889-90 and Bolton Wanderers in 1902-03.

* After their 1-0 win at Bramall Lane last season, Everton are looking to win back-to-back away league games against Sheffield United for the first time since January 1897.

* Everton are unbeaten in their last five Premier League Boxing Day games (W4 D1) since losing 1-0 to Stoke City in 2014.

*times in GMT

What time does the Boxing Day action start?

The 2020/2021 Premier League matches on Boxing Day start with Man United's visit to Leicester and conclude with the Sheffield United-Everton clash. Times for each game are indicated above.

Where can I watch the Boxing Day Premier League football?

No matter where you are, you can see here on what channel the Boxing Day fixtures can be viewed. 

United Kingdom: SKY GO Extra, BBC Radio 5 Live, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Ultra HD.

United States: Telemundo, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, SiriusXM FC, NBC Sports App.

Spain: DAZN

Is the Boxing Day Premier League football online?

All Boxing Day fixtures will be available in most nations through the rights holders’ online platform, if they have one. The best option is to check who is showing the game in your country and if they have an online service or Ios/Android app to watch it on.

For example, in the US you can watch the game on NBCSports.com.

You can also follow all the key statistics, here on AS English.