MIKEL ARTETA and Carlo Ancelotti will begin their managerial reigns at Arsenal and Everton on Boxing Day.

The Gunners head to Bournemouth, while the Toffees welcome Burnley as part of blockbuster Thursday, with nine Premier League matches taking place.

 Mikel Arteta will be looking to bring some festive cheer to Arsenal as he kicks off Gunners' reign against Bournemouth


Mikel Arteta will be looking to bring some festive cheer to Arsenal as he kicks off Gunners’ reign against BournemouthCredit: PA:Press Association

That is followed by Manchester City’s trip to Wolves on December 27 in packed festive fixture list.

And it is not just the English top flight in action as there are some absolute crackers in the Championship including Leeds United looking to open a significant gap to Preston.

Premier League Boxing Day fixtures

Among the big highlights for the Thursday, December 26 matches are Manchester United against Newcastle United.

Liverpool return to football in England as they take on Leicester City in the top-of-the-table clash.

Manchester City travel to Wolves in the only game on Friday.

Every Premier League match will be shown live online with Amazon Prime Video.

  • Tottenham vs Brighton (12.30pm)
  • Bournemouth vs Arsenal (3pm)
  • Sheffield United vs Watford (3pm)
  • Chelsea v Southampton (3pm)
  • Aston Villa vs Norwich City (3pm)
  • Crystal Palace vs West Ham (3pm)
  • Everton vs Burnley (3pm)
  • Manchester United vs Newcastle United (5.30pm)
  • Leicester City vs Liverpool (8pm)
  • Wolves vs Man City (Friday, December 27, 7.45pm)

Championship fixtures

It is top of the table against bottom as West Brom face Barnsley on Boxing Day.

Leeds United will also be looking to keep up their hunt for automatic promotion in a six-pointer against Preston North End.

  • Middlesbrough vs Huddersfield Town (3pm)
  • Cardiff City vs Millwall (3pm) – Sky Sports Red Button
  • Blackburn Rovers vs Birmingham City (3pm)
  • Wigan Athletic vs Derby County (3pm)
  • Luton Town vs Fulham (3pm) – Sky Sports Red Button
  • Brentford vs Swansea City (3pm) – Sly Sports Football
  • Charlton Athletic vs Bristol City (3pm) – Sky Sports Red Button
  • Stoke City vs Sheffield Wednesday (3pm)
  • Barsnley vs West Brom (3pm)
  • Hull City vs Nottingham Forest (3pm)
  • Leeds United vs Preston North End (5.15pm) – Sky Sports Football/Sky Sports Main Event
  • Reading vs QPR (7.30pm) – Sky Sports Football/Sky Sports Main Event

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