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Man United boosted by incredible Boxing Day success while Foxes hope to change awful record

Date Posted,December 23, 2016

Manchester United are top of the Boxing Day Premier League.

While most of us are busy stuffing ourselves with the last of the turkey and polishing off Christmas ales it seems United have been busy racking up the points.

The Old Trafford based club have played 22 Boxing Day matches since the formation of the Premier League back in 1992.

They’ve won an impressive 18 of those and drawn another two. That gives them a Boxing Day bonanza of 56 points, or an average of 2.5 per game.

No other current Premier League club has won as many or has a higher average than United.

Antonio Conte has led Chelsea to the top of the table heading into Boxing Day (Photo: Getty)

Second in the table would be Arsenal who have won an average of 2.2 points per game on December 26.

Liverpool would be third with 2.0 points per game, while Tottenham would be fourth with 1.9 per game.

Leicester City are the side who have traditionally struggled with a Christmas hangover the most.

The Foxes have won just 22 points from 22 games on Boxing Day. Their 1.0 point per game average is the worst of any current Premier League side.

Diego Costa will be suspended vs Bournemouth which may lead to another slip-up on Boxing Day for the Blues (Photo: Getty)

Team | Average points | Goal difference | Games

Man United | 2.5 | 37 | 22

Arsenal | 2.2 | 17 | 19

Liverpool | 2.0 | 18 | 21

Tottenham | 1.9 | 20 | 21

Swansea | 1.7 | 13 | 22

Man City | 1.6 | 12 | 22

Chelsea | 1.6 | 8 | 22

Bournemouth | 1.6 | 5 | 20

West Ham | 1.5 | 11 | 20

Hull | 1.5 | 5 | 20

Middlesbrough | 1.5 | -3 | 21

Stoke | 1.4 | -2 | 24

Sunderland | 1.4 | -2 | 21

Southampton | 1.2 | 1 | 21

Everton | 1.2 | -2 | 22

Crystal Palace | 1.2 | -3 | 21

Watford | 1.2 | -6 | 19

Burnley | 1.1 | -7 | 18

West Brom | 1.1 | -11 | 23

Leicester | 1.0 | -8 | 21

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