It's the most exciting time of the year in the English Premiership, with teams playing on Boxing Day (Saturday) and again on Monday. Lots of points are decided in these two rounds, so let's take a look at the Boxing Day match list first! Here are some of the matches to really look forward to.
Stoke City vs. Manchester United
Many think this could be the beginning of the end for Louis van Gaal. Stoke are always a tough match, especially at home (though their home form hasn't been as good this year as it usually is). But United are struggling mightily and are winless in 6. van Gaal will need to put out an attacking side to try to instill some faith in the United board and supporters so he can turn around the fate of this club before it's too late for him.
My pick: United 2, Stoke 0.
Liverpool vs. Leicester City
These are two of the most surprising teams in the league this year, albeit for very different reasons. We all know the Leicester story, as they have been atop the table for some weeks now and look to be the real deal. On the other hand, Liverpool continue to struggle despite having brought in big-name manager Jurgen Klopp. They sit in 9th, though they are just 5 points off the coveted top 4. This could be a big turn around match for Klopp.
My pick: Liverpool 2, Leicester 2.
Chelsea vs. Watford
So, which Chelsea is for real? The team that struggled and slumped to 15th under Jose Mourinho? Or the team that looked great last time out against Sunderland following the sacking of Mourinho? The Watford test will go a long way to showing us. Watford have been great recently, winning four in a row and climbing to 7th. Chelsea will want to put an end to that run and begin to string together some victories of their own.
My pick: Chelsea 3, Watford 0.