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ARMCHAIR fans are reportedly set for a huge festive feast of Premier League action that could potentially see Christmas Day as the only day off from action.

The already-stacked schedule over Christmas and New Year looks set to be even more crammed this season ahead of the updated schedule being announced.

That is according to the Daily Mail, who state that “clubs are braced for a rearranged festive fixture list that could see Christmas Day left as the only one without a televised game”.

Premier League execs are currently making their amendments to the match schedule for the back end of December and January.

They have already announced their TV picks and alterations for the first round of games for December.

And now they hope to confirm the Festive fixtures and their new timings early this week.

This fresh update states that “scheduling a first Premier League game on Christmas Eve since 1995 has been on the agenda” for bosses.

Wolves’ home clash with Chelsea is the favourite for the controversial TV spot but that has received fierce backlash since speculation emerged last week.

Top-flight teams are aware that further changes have been discussed and that they would enable supporters to watch at least one match per day — except for December 25.

However, there are a number of factors to be considered before any official announcement such as travel issues, policing and broadcasters.

Due to the Qatar World Cup last winter, last season’s festive fixtures did not get underway until Boxing Day.

During the 11-day period that followed there was only a December 29 that did not feature a Premier League match on TV.

This report also states that “at least one match is in line to be pushed back as far as January 2” with the FA Cup third round taking place over the opening weekend of the New Year. — The Sun.

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