Christmas is traditionally football time in England. You can find out which games are on the schedule on December 26th, Boxing Day, from SPOX.
Premier League: Boxing Day is a tradition
The origin of the tradition of the “gift box day” is not completely clear. However, there was a day in ancient Rome in December when the slaves and their masters exchanged roles. Later, it became a tradition of staff getting gifts from their employers the day after Christmas.
Today, Boxing Day is only a tradition in the UK, Uganda, Hong Kong, Australia, Kenya, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa, but above all as a day open for sale and date for transgaming.orgs competitions.
In addition to football, there are also big competitions in rugby or horse racing in the UK on 26 December.
Premier League, Boxing Day: Matches, Games, Schedules
Eighteen of the 20 Premier League teams are in action on Boxing Day, with only Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City not meeting until 27 December.
|December 26||1:30 p.m.||Tottenham Hotspur||Brighton & Hove|
|December 26||4 p.m.||AFC Bournemouth||Arsenal F.C.|
|December 26||4 p.m.||Aston Villa||Norwich City|
|December 26||4 p.m.||Chelsea F.C.||Southampton F.C.|
|December 26||4 p.m.||Crystal Palace||West Ham United|
|December 26||4 p.m.||Everton F.C.||Burnley F.C.|
|December 26||4 p.m.||Sheffield United||Watford F.C.|
|December 26||6:30 p.m.||Manchester United||Newcastle United|
|December 26||9 p.m.||Leicester City||Liverpool F.C.|
Boxing Day: Premier League on TV and livestream
All Boxing Day matches will be played live by Sky Transfer. The pay-TV channel shows the games at 4 p.m. in a big conference, the remaining games in full length individually.
Also in the stream the games run, you have the choice between SkyGo (available via app for TV subscription customers) and Sky Ticket (can be cancelled monthly).
Boxing Day in the live ticker
We also tell you about what is happening in the stadiums – in our live tickers. Click here for an overview of all our live tickers. Have fun!
Leicester City v Liverpool: The top game of the day
It was not necessarily to be expected before the season that Liverpool would be lonely at the top of the Premier League. As the worst competitor that can offer the LFC paroli, many would have mentioned Manchester City.
But at the moment it is not Pep Guardiola’s team that is going to chase Liverpool, but Leicester City! Jamie Vardy and co have played an outstanding season so far and are the surprise of the season with upstart Sheffield United.
Today’s duel with the 2016 champions is likely to be one of the toughest tests for the LFC team, who have just returned from the Club World Cup.
Premier League: Top 3