Almost a month and a half since their last match, on November 13, the Premier League is back this Monday to resume its routine after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with a tempting Boxing Day, which will have seven games on a very football day and without the presence of players consecrated with the Argentine national team.
Contrary to previous years, accustomed to the domain of Manchester City or the Liverpooland he Arsenal the one that leads the standings, with a five-point lead over those led by the Spaniards Pep Guardiola, seven behind surprising Newcastle and eight above Tottenham. Out of the standings for the next Champions League, for now, are the Manchester United -now without Cristiano Ronaldo- and the Liverpoolvictim of his loose first third of course.
The Premier League is approaching the end of 2022 with competitive intensity. For this reason, from Monday 26 to 5 January there will be meetings every day, except December 29th. That is to say, in ten days the English championship will run out three days (17, 18 and 19) to close the first leg.
True to tradition, the reunion with the routine coincides with the staging of what it is known as Boxing Daya UK-wide football festival leading to sellout crowds at each of the stadiums.
Very early in the Argentinian morning (8.30am) the ball will roll in London, where Brentford will receive Tottenham. Antonio Conte’s team resumed the competition from fourth place and after signing a slight recovery in the last game by winning Leeds, when they had lost three of the four previous duels.
The closure will be for leaders Arsenal, who will receive at the Emirates Stadium a West Ham which is 16th in the standings. The 2022 World Cup has left its mark on the North London team led by Spaniard Mikel Arteta: the Brazilian Gabriel Jesusauthor of five goals and five assists in the Premier League, suffered a knee injury and “it is very difficult to set a date for his return”.
Programming of the 17th round of the Premier League
(12:00) Southampton – Brighton; Crystal Palace-Fulham; Everton-Wolverhampton; Leicester-Newcastle
(14:30) Aston Villa-Liverpool
(17:00) Arsenal-West Ham
(2.30pm) Chelsea v Bournemouth
(5.00pm) Manchester United v Nottingham Forest
(17:00) Leeds United – Manchester City
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