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Below were the predicted outcomes for the Boxing Day fixtures Fri 26th December 2014.
|Fri 12:45||Chelsea v West Ham|
|Top hosts fourth with eleven points the difference. Over the last six Premier League matches both Chelsea and West Ham have identical records with four wins, a draw and a defeat. However, the Hammers are unbeaten in five whilst the Blues tasted defeat recently at St James's Park. That said, Mourinho's side have a 100% victory record at Stamford Bridge this season whereas their opponents have had mixed results on the road. Hazard is the only injury concern for Chelsea after being withdrawn at half-time at the Britannia with an ankle problem. The Hammers are also at virtually full strength with defender Tomkins touch and go with a thigh injury. An entertaining game in prospect but one Chelsea should win.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Fri 15:00||Burnley v Liverpool|
|Liverpool are mid-table and one has to say that's all they deserve after a poor first half to the season, by their standards anyway. Last weekend they salvaged a point at home to Arsenal thanks to Skrtel's header in the seventh minute of injury time. That followed a goalless draw at home to Sunderland and three-goal deficit at Old Trafford. Surprisingly Rodgers maintains that his side can finish top four but appears to have overdone the optimism. They host a Burnley side struggling to escape the relegation places and currently only inferior goal difference keeping them there. Following a four-match unbeaten run, defeats at Loftus Road and White Hart Lane sandwiched a narrow victory over Southampton at Turf Moor. However, the Clarets have won just two of nine home fixtures this season and will be against it although Liverpool will be without Borini who's suspended and possibly Lovren who was forced off in their win over Bournemouth in the League Cup. The Reds should win this but Burnley are capable of pulling off a shock.|
|Away Win 0-1|
|Crystal Palace v Southampton|
|Southampton recovered from a five-match losing sequence in all competitions by thumping Everton 3-0 at St Mary's last weekend. They remain fifth but are only a couple of points behind a Champions League spot. Wanyama is back from suspension whilst the likes of Schneiderlin and Davis are free from injury though centre-half Fonte is banned after picking up a fifth yellow card. They travel to Selhurst Park where Palace are flirting with relegation after winning just three top flight fixtures this season. They last won in November and were well beaten in the end last weekend at the Etihad. Striker Chamakh is Warnock's only doubt with a hamstring problem. The win over the Toffees will have done much to restore the Saints' confidence and this could be a valuable win for Koeman's side.|
|Away Win 0-1|
|Everton v Stoke|
|A couple of points and places separate these two sides in mid-table. Both have had good results this season but inconsistency has marred any progress. Everton were well beaten at St Mary's last weekend whilst Stoke suffered a similar defeat at Stamford Bridge. The Toffees are without Hibbert, McCarthy, Mirallas and Osman whilst the Potters miss Ireland, Moses and Sidwell. Form gives little indication as to the possible outcome and the draw looks the best bet.|
|Leicester v Tottenham|
|Leicester remain rock bottom after yet another defeat, this time at West Ham. The Foxes are on a terrible run of results having taken just a single point from the last 30 available and are now three points adrift. Not particularly hampered by injuries, they lack the quality to survive at this level. They host a Tottenham side beginning to climb the table and are now up to seventh, level on points with north London rivals Arsenal. The lilywhites bounced back from the three-goal defeat at Chelsea with a draw against Palace and victories over Swansea and Burnley plus they made it through to the semi-final stages of the League Cup after comprehensively beating Newcastle. Time and time again Harry Kane stands out as the man to watch and now has 12 goals in all competitions this season. Regular Mason is a doubt with an ankle problem but is Pochettino's sole injury concern. Form suggests this should be a win for Spurs.|
|Away Win 0-2|
|Man Utd v Newcastle|
|Newcastle have gone off the boil as quickly as they put together an impressive winning run. Their most recent victory was that win over Chelsea at St James's Park in early December and since then they've lost three on the bounce. A Premier League defeat at the Emirates was followed by an exit from the League Cup at White Hart Lane but the unthinkable happened last weekend when they were beaten at home by rivals Sunderland. Tiote is banned whilst Krul, Santon and Obertan are still out injured. They face another tough fixture this weekend with a trip to Old Trafford. Van Gaal's side remain third despite their recent defeat at Villa Park, a result that ended a six-match winning sequence. The Red Devils still trail league leaders Chelsea by ten points but are at least heading in the right direction. Injuries continue to thwart more convincing progress with Blind, Fellaini, Herrera, Shaw and Smalling all in the treatment room. However expect United to win this one.|
|Home Win 2-0|
|Sunderland v Hull|
|The Tigers are now second from bottom and two points shy of safety following their single-goal defeat at home to Swansea. They've won just two games all season, the last of those victories coming at home to Palace back in early October. To make matters worse they're without Huddlestone and Livermore who're both banned whilst Dawson and Diame are unavailable because of injury. McShane is also likely to miss out after a spat with manager Bruce whilst Curtis Davies is touch and go with a calf problem. They travel to the Stadium of Light to take on a Sunderland side fairly buoyant after last weekend's victory at St James's Park. It was Sunderland's first win following five draws and a defeat but they've been beaten just once in the last eight top flight matches. Poyet's side are struggling to score but they have Steven Fletcher back although Connor Wickham is suspended. They're four points clear of the drop zone and favourites to win this one though it could be tight.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Swansea v Aston Villa|
|Five points separate eighth-placed Swansea and twelfth-placed Villa. Swansea's form on home soil had been pretty good with just one defeat all season but that statistic doubled recently when they hosted Tottenham. However they bounced back from that disappointment with a win over a poor Hull side at the KC Stadium. Garry Monk has the rare luxury of a fully fit squad, something that counterpart Paul Lambert would be only too happy to boast. Villa have suffered just a single defeat in the last seven games and managed to hold United to a 1-1 draw at Villa Park last weekend. The Villans have drawn four of those seven recent fixtures but are still having to do without the likes of Baker, Cole, Richardson, Senderos and Westwood. Despite the injuries, Villa have the potential to take a point off the Swans.|
|West Brom v Man City|
|The Baggies have lost five of their last seven top flight fixtures, their only victory amongst those coming at home against Villa. They were two goals to the good at Loftus Road last weekend only for Charlie Austin to pick their pockets with a hat-trick and leave them with nothing. They remain two points above the drop zone but have only won twice at the Hawthorns this season. They host a second-placed Man City side hot on the heels of league leaders Chelsea. City have taken 22 of the last 24 points available looking to extend their 6-match winning run. Silva has been influential since his return from injury netting a brace against Palace but Aguero, Dzeko, Jovetic and Kompany are still out injured. Despite the absence of key players, City should have too much for West Brom.|
|Away Win 0-1|
|Fri 17:30||Arsenal v QPR|
|With other results going their way, QPR's win over West Brom at Loftus Road was enough to lift them up to 16th and out of the relegation places. They didn't make it easy for themselves and overturned a two-goal deficit thanks to a Charlie Austin hat-trick. However their away form couldn't be worse having suffered eight defeats from eight played conceding 20 goals and scoring just three. They travel to the Emirates where Arsenal look to recover from blowing a 2-1 lead at Anfield late into injury time. Arsenal are having a mixed season but they've lost just the once at home this season. Walcott is close to a comeback and may feature but a whole host of midfielders remain sidelined with injury. Regardless, Arsenal should win this comfortably.|
|Home Win 2-0|