When did the Premier League start again? New Year fixtures and how to watch on TV

Sean Longstaff (left to right), Gabriel Martinelli and Kieran Trippier - Getty Images/Stuart MacFarlane
Sean Longstaff (left to right), Gabriel Martinelli and Kieran Trippier - Getty Images/Stuart MacFarlane

Arsenal may have returned from the six-week shutdown looking sharp when they swept aside West Ham United 3-1, but when title challengers Newcastle United visited north London on Tuesday night the match ended goalless.

Manchester City moved within five points of Arsenal following a hard-earned win over Chelsea in what was the final Premier League match ahead of the FA Cup third round.

When did the Premier League restart?

The Premier League returned on Boxing Day, eight days after the World Cup final on December 18.

There is no mandatory rest period for players involved in the World Cup, but the Premier League has ensured there are at least 48 hours between each club’s first three post-break matches.

What matches took place?

Seven games were played on Boxing Day:

There were two games on Tuesday December 27:

And another on Wednesday December 28:

What is the full list of New Year Premier League fixtures?

Those initial 10 fixtures are followed by seven consecutive days of games over the New Year period.

Friday December 30

Saturday December 31

Sunday January 1

Monday January 2

Tuesday January 3

Wednesday January 4

Thursday January 5

What is the current Premier League table?

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Who are favourites to win the Premier League?

Manchester City @ 8/13
Arsenal @ 6/4
Newcastle United @ 40/1
Manchester United @ 20/1
Liverpool @ 66/1
Tottenham Hotspur @ 250/1
Chelsea @ 250/1

All odds courtesy of Bet365 are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.