Premier League set for Boxing Day fixtures

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A packed Boxing Day schedule awaits Premier League football fans on Thursday.

Proceedings get underway with Tottenham against Brighton in the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti takes charge of Everton for the first time when they host Burnley, while Mikel Arteta makes his debut as Arsenal coach in their game at Bournemouth.

Leaders Liverpool take on second-placed Leicester, fourth-placed Chelsea play Southampton, while Aston Villa face Norwich in a battle to avoid relegation.

In other games, Crystal Palace go up against West Ham, Sheffield United take on Watford, and Manchester United host Newcastle.

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