Premier League festive period winners and losers

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The holiday season has come and gone. While Santa was busy delivering gifts, football fans were feasting on the Premier League’s festive holiday period.

With each club playing three matches within ten days, it provides an opportunity for teams to pick up a lot of points and pull away from the pack. However, the schedule also has the potential to leave others closer to the relegation zone than the top of the table.

The big winners are Tottenham who picked up maximum points and leapfrogged Manchester City and Arsenal to move in to third place.

Chelsea and Liverpool remain first and second in the table while the bottom three clubs remain unchanged.

Manchester United were the only other club to win each of its matches. United remain sixth in the table but have closed the gap on the top five.

Southampton had a disastrous holiday period with three losses. The Saints were the only squad not to pick up at least a point.

Liverpool impressed with a 1-0 win over Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Yet two days later the Reds threw away a lead and had to settle for a draw at Sunderland.

Arsenal won consecutive matches against West Brom and Crystal Palace before heading to Bournemouth. Instead of a win the Gunners were lucky to leave the south coast with a point.

So here’s a look at which teams had the most fun this holiday season and which teams got nothing but coal in their stockings.