The penultimate weekend before Christmas was dramatic. Liverpool kept their winning ways going on their march to the title while Man City breezed past Arsenal but Liecteser ended their eight game-winning run having been held to a draw by Norwich City. There were big wins for West Ham at Southampton and Bournemouth at Chelsea [Image above from The Evening Standard] while the M40 derby ended in a one-all draw.
Midweek saw Liverpool field two different sides in two days. The reserves were sent out for Carabao Cup duty at Aston Villa and were resoundingly beaten 5-0. Elsewhere in the competition, both Manchester clubs progressed against EFL opposition and face each other over two legs in the semi-finals. Leicester overcame Everton in a penalty shoot-out to confirm their clash with Aston Villa. Liverpool also progressed to the final of the Club World Cup which means they are not in league action this weekend. Their visit to the London Stadium to face West Ham is still yet to be confirmed.