The Five Pointer: Huge games kick off Premier League festive calendar, Liverpool face Flamengo test, England ravaged by sickness

Welcome to the Five Pointer - previewing the action taking place over the weekend and the coming days.

Struggling Everton and Arsenal face off as both teams look to salvage something from what has been a disappointing season for both.

Elsewhere, Jose Mourinho’s Spurs will welcome his former side Chelsea to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and Manchester City host Leicester with both sides looking to cut Liverpool lead at the top of the league.

The Reds themselves face a tough test in Brazilian champions Flamengo as they look to win the Club World Cup.

A number of teams in the NFL can still nab a playoff place ahead of a huge weekend of action.

England have been forced to draft in reinforcements after being hit by illness ahead of the first Test against South Africa.

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