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By ESPN Staff

Premier Showdown - Dec 26-27

Ding dong merrily on high! Well, that's what Dale Johnson will be singing as we go into the festive fixtures. He's miles ahead!

Looking to raise a glass to Santa in celebration for our next round is Eric Kunkel who is from Saint Peter, Minnesota in the United States.

Eric says: "I just started following soccer this year. I started supporting Chelsea right around the time America held the World Football Challenge and I've been reading ESPN Soccernet religiously since. I'm a 19-year-old in college and just can't get enough of fantasy soccer, I'm on top of my league here at Gustavus Adolphus College!"

Game on!

Soccernet's Premier League Editor, Dale Johnson, and ESPNsoccernet Press Pass pundit Tommy Smyth take up the test.

They, along with the challenger, cast their eyes over weekend's top flight fixtures in England and predict how they think each game will turn out.

Points are then awarded as follows:
• Three points for a correct result and scoreline
• One point for a correct result

After the weekend's scores are in and the result has been worked out, the winning pundit receives three points for their season's total. Should the challenger win, the total is added to the 'Rest of the World's' tally. In the case of a draw, the points are shared between those level on points.

Dale's prediction
Tommy says
Eric's pick
Result
Birmingham v Chelsea
0 - 2
1 - 2
0 - 3
0 - 0
Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur
2 - 1
2 - 2
1 - 2
0 - 0
West Ham United v Portsmouth
1 - 1
2 - 1
1 - 0
2 - 0
Burnley v Bolton Wanderers
2 - 1
1 - 2
1 - 0
1 - 1
Manchester City v Stoke City
4 - 0
2 - 0
2 - 2
2 - 0
Sunderland v Everton
1 - 1
2 - 2
3 - 1
1 - 1
Wigan Athletic v Blackburn Rovers
2 - 1
2 - 1
2 - 2
1 - 1
Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers
3 - 0
3 - 1
2 - 2
2 - 0
Arsenal v Aston Villa
2 - 2
2 - 2
3 - 1
3 - 0
Hull City v Manchester United
0 - 2
0 - 2
0 - 3
1 - 3
POINTS TOTAL >>>
6
8
4

Festive joy for Tommy as he takes the first Christmas round.

Table After Round 19
Dale: 30
Tommy: 16.5
Rest of the World: 10.5

Best week's total of season: 13, Dale Johnson and John Butler.

So do you think you can beat the best of the best? Now is your chance to find out!

Send us your picks for the weekend's fixtures, along with your name and a few details about yourself. We'll select one person each week to take on our experts for the right to be crowned the weekly winner!

Then log on to Soccernet on Monday morning to find out who's taken the points.

Submit your entry for Premier Showdown:
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