Reports claimed that Premier League officials are considering the reintroduction of Christmas Eve football, a tradition that hasn’t been seen since 1995.
While the festive schedule is still being finalized, there’s a possibility that at least one game from the December 23 fixtures might be moved to the 24th.
However, the highly anticipated fixture between Liverpool and Arsenal is unlikely to be moved to Christmas Eve.
Other matches on the schedule include West Ham vs. Manchester United, Tottenham vs. Everton, and Wolves vs. Chelsea.
The current champions, Manchester City, have already postponed their clash with Brentford due to their involvement in the Club World Cup.
The consideration of Christmas Eve football has previously been avoided due to concerns over potential travel disruptions for fans.
The last time this idea was seriously discussed was in 2017, but it was dismissed following pressure from fan groups and MPs.
The only Premier League match played on Christmas Eve in the history of the league was Leeds’ memorable 3-1 victory over Manchester United in 1995, which is well-known for Tony Yeboah’s stunning goal.
Premier League authorities are expected to make their final decisions on this matter soon, with confirmation potentially coming today.