Manchester United's top-four challenge has been revitalised by their change of manager, with the Red Devils winning back-to-back matches since Ralf Rangnick took charge, and history suggests they will continue to be strong over the festive period.
Man Utd have the best Christmas record of all 49 Premier League clubs past and present, averaging 2.19 points per match (ppm) in the festive period between Boxing Day and 4 January.
*Minimum three matches 26 Dec-4 Jan
Man Utd's fixtures this season can help them maintain their place at the top of the tree.
The Red Devils have won their last four Premier League meetings with Newcastle, scoring 15 goals in the process, and did the double over Burnley last season.
Sean Dyche's team will take heart, though, from the fact that they claimed at least a point in their last four visits to Old Trafford prior to 2020/21.
United's home match against Wolves could also be trickier than it looks. Bruno Lage's side have won just one of their last six matches, but have only conceded two goals in that spell, one each against the top two teams, Manchester City and Liverpool.
Man Utd's top-four rivals Arsenal have the next-best festive record, averaging two points per match over Christmas.
The Gunners visit bottom club Norwich City on Boxing Day, before facing Wolves and then Man City on New Year's Day.
Liverpool, who are fractionally behind Arsenal with an average of 1.99 points per festive match, have no fixture on Boxing Day after the postponement of their home encounter with Leeds United.