The Premier League is set for a busy time of things in December, with every team scheduled to play six matches during the month.
With other cup competitions also on the agenda for some clubs, December could be the month that makes or breaks a season. Read on as we look at some of the biggest upcoming fixtures.
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur – December 4
This is always one of the biggest games of the season, but Jose Mourinho’s appointment as Spurs’ manager has added an extra dimension to proceedings.
Mourinho has replaced Mauricio Pochettino in North London and he will be eager to get one over his former employers.
Both sides desperately need points to keep their hopes of a top-four finish alive and the game promises to be a cracker.
Liverpool v Everton – December 4
Liverpool are big favourites with BetEasy to win this season’s title and it would be a brave move to back against them doing just that.
Their recent 3-1 victory over Manchester City was a big statement of intent and many pundits are tipping them to finally end their title drought.
Everton will be eager to make things difficult for their local rivals, but the home side should prove too classy on this occasion.
Manchester City v Manchester United – December 7
A couple of questionable decisions by the officials ultimately cost City the chance of victory at Anfield and they will be hoping for better luck over the next few weeks.
They completed the double over United last season and will be confident that they can come out on top this time around.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has a big job on his hands, but he will undoubtedly have his players fired up to make things difficult for City at the Etihad Stadium.
Arsenal v Manchester City – December 15
City have reeled off five wins in a row against Arsenal in all competitions and they are strongly fancied to enhance that record in their latest meeting.
The Gunners underperformed in the league during the first third of the season and it’s difficult to imagine their leaky defence being able to keep City at bay.
Pep Guardiola’s side remain the most potent attacking force in the league and look a good bet to pick up another three points from this one to keep pressure at the top of the Premier League table.
Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea – December 22
It’s fair to say that Mourinho will have allowed himself a quiet smile when he looked at Spurs’ upcoming fixtures after he took over as manager.
There is no love lost between these two sides and Mourinho’s presence in the home dugout is likely to crank things up another notch.