Boxing Day is the highlight of a jam-packed slate of matches in the English Premier League, as over 30 are played during this festive week, including nine on Dec. 26.
As the holidays continue, it’s a good time to re-examine the Premier League table with the new calendar year fast approaching.
The featured match of Thursday’s program far and away was the showdown between the top two teams: Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC at Anfield.
It’s been a great season for the Reds, as Liverpool have won all of their matches outside of one draw, and own a commanding 52 points after Thursday’s 4-0 win over Leicester.
With a 13-point lead, an epic collapse from Jurgen Klopp’s side would be necessary for the squad to fall short of the club’s 19th league championship.
52/54 points. pic.twitter.com/E9Isllq0dS— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) December 26, 2019
The Foxes kept it close for the first half, but fell apart in the second, allowing three goals over a five-minute stretch. Leicester remains in the No. 2 position in the table with 39 points, just one point ahead of Manchester City FC.
Man City was off on Boxing Day but has the chance to overtake The Foxes on Friday when they visit Wolverhampton.
Chelsea suffered one of the larger upsets of the EPL season so far on Boxing Day, falling 2-0 at the hands of No. 14 Southampton at home.
Frank Lampard’s side has struggled inside the confines of Stamford Bridge, dropping four straight EPL fixtures in West London. The Blues stand at No. 4 in the table with 32 points.
Chelsea must get back on track quickly, as Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United are right behind them with 29 points apiece.