Aston Villa could then go top on Friday should they beat Sheffield United before the traditional weekend spots kick in.
West Ham welcome Manchester United in Saturday’s early kick-off, with Tottenham’s clash with Everton the pick of the 3pm GMT games. Fulham welcome Burnley at the same time before Arsenal’s trip to Anfield.
In something of a rarity, Chelsea will contest the first Christmas Eve fixture in the Premier League for 28 years when they travel to Wolves.
Champions Manchester City are not in action until after Christmas while they contest the Club World Cup in Saudi Arabia.
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