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Predicting the festive fixtures' impact on the Premier League title race

Anthony Richardson takes you through 90 riveting seconds from week 16 in the English Premier League.

Christmas is coming and the fans are kept rapt by a Premier League that, suddenly, has a title race with not just two but possibly three contenders.

Dec. 6 was a pivotal day. After Chelsea's defeat at Newcastle ended any prospects of an unbeaten campaign, Manchester City, defending champions yet to hit form, drew within three points of the leaders after beating Everton.

The most recent weekend, meanwhile, saw Louis Van Gaal have to play down the first questions since the beginning of the season about...

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ESPN FC Extra Time: Reds' Top 4 chances

The ESPN FC answer your twitter questions on Liverpool's top four chances, Jozy Altidore's future and Chelsea's potential transfer window targets.

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Liverpool and Arsenal shun defensive midfielders; creativity over destruction

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno, Craig Burley and Stuart Holden are in agreement the pressure is piled on Liverpool ahead of their Capital One Cup match against Bournemouth, with a clash against Arsenal looming.

The defensive midfielder is not a footballing dinosaur or dodo, a species consigned to extinction by the changing of the times. How could it be when Chelsea's Nemanja Matic is perhaps the most influential player of the season?

Yet it has no counterpart at two of the supposed elite: The defensive midfielder seems a dying breed at Liverpool and Arsenal. Matic highlights a philosophical divide in football. This summer Chelsea paid 21 million pounds to re-sign the man they sold for a sixth of that...

 By PA Sport

Mesut Ozil nearing return from injury for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal

During his first home start of the season, Olivier Giroud turned in a two goal effort in Arsenal's 4-1 win over Newcastle United.

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil feels his recovery from a knee problem is now "on the right path'' and cannot wait to get back into action.

The German international has not featured since suffering a partial rupture of the outer band of the left knee joint against Chelsea on October 5.

The initial prognosis for a likely return was for early in 2015, and Ozil suggested he could soon be back in contention. The German international was pictured walking out for a session at the Gunners' Hertfordshire training...

 By Mike Whalley

Steven Naismith signs new three-year contract with Everton

Steven Naismith has scored six goals for Everton this season.

Everton forward Steven Naismith has signed a three-year contract extension to keep him at Goodison Park until 2019.

The Scotland international moved to Merseyside on a free transfer in 2012 after leaving Scottish club Rangers.

He started his career in Scotland with Kilmarnock, then spent five years at Rangers before David Moyes signed him for the Toffees.

But he says he has felt "more wanted" at the club recently, having established himself as a regular under current boss Roberto Martinez.

The...