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Fans are still gearing up for a hearty Gifting Day party with Arsenal and Chelsea, two of the 12 teams playing despite the chaos in the fixture schedule.

There’s a real football party for Premier League fans to participate in this year’s Giveaway.

Three matches may have been postponed due to Coronavirus circumstances, but there is bound to be a sense of suspense and tension as teams look to maintain their title challenge or pull out of the relegation zone.

Manchester City will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League on Gift Day

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Manchester City will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League on Gift Day

Liverpool’s home game against Leeds, Wolves’ Molineux clash with Watford and Burnley vs. Everton off because of Covid.

This will give City of Manchester chance to extend the lead – but they will have to overcome the bad luck of Brendan Rodgers Leicester.

And at the other end of the board, Norwich hope to give their fans the comfort of home as they take on the top four challenge Arsenal at Carrow Road.

A win for the Canaries could take them out of the relegation zone.

Here, SunSport previews the Holiday Gifting games that will offer a Christmas cracker or two.

Norwich vs Arsenal – 3pm start

A great game for BOTH bottom team Norwich welcome a resurgent Arsenal to Carrow Road.

Dean Smith was exploited by Aston Villa in November – but just a week later he was hired by Norwich to replace Daniel Farke.

He faces a huge battle to keep Norwich in the Premier League – The canaries have won just 2 of 17 games this season.

Mikel Arteta, meanwhile, has weathered a rough start to make Arsenal back to challenge for a place in the top four.

All eyes will be on whether he remembers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Striker is take the captain’s armband and give up after returning late from a planned trip.

All eyes will be on whether Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be recalled to the Arsenal squad.

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All eyes will be on whether Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be recalled to the Arsenal squad.

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Aston Villa vs Chelsea 5:30pm KO – Sky Sports

Stuttering Chelsea will work hard to get their title challenge back on track – but it probably won’t come easily on Gift Day.

Thomas Tuchel take his men – who have drawn their last two games and have taken just 5 points from the last 12 – to Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa.

The former Liverpool star has made an impressive start at Villa Park after leaving Rangers to replace Dean Smith.

Gerrard led Villans to four wins in six games, with his team finishing in tenth place.

Chelsea, who have been hit hard by Coronavirus case, have drawn with Wolves and Everton in their last two matches, and will be desperate to return to victory.

Steven Gerrard has had an impressive start at Aston Villa

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Steven Gerrard has had an impressive start at Aston Villa

Man City vs Leicester – 3pm KO

Can anyone stop Pep GuardiolaCity slickers win their second consecutive Prem title?

They have won the last 8 matches in the league, scoring 11 goals in the last 2 matches against Leeds (7-0) and Newcastle (4-0).

They welcome Leicester to the Etihad on Sunday, with Brendan Rodgers struggling for consistency from his Foxes.

But with Jamie Vardy Having been sporadically rested in the last few games, Rodgers will be hoping his top marksman can help deliver a shock.

Can Jamie Vardy give Manchester City a bit of heartache?

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Can Jamie Vardy give Manchester City a bit of heartache?

Tottenham vs Crystal Palace – 3pm KO

Spurs were one of the first clubs to be hit hard by the coronavirus cases – but they are slowly showing up on the other side.

They face an intriguing London derby against Crystal Palace on Sunday, with several additions.

Palace Master Patrick Vieira An Arsenal legend of course, so he will be desperate to get a goal against his old rivals.

But Antonio Conte seems to have rejuvenated Tottenham since he was installed as a replacement for Nuno Espirito Santo.

The Italian is yet to lose a Premier League game and the team has matches against all teams above their seventh place.

Harry Kane will hope to turn around a miserable season so far

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Harry Kane will hope to turn around a miserable season so far

West Ham vs Southampton – 3pm KO

West Ham hope to continue to maintain the heat in the top four with a home draw against Southampton.

The Hammers are fifth, four points behind Arsenal but with a game in hand.

Losing to the Gunners last time around didn’t help their case, and the 0-0 draw with Burnley in the last game was a forgettable one.

However, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints is even more difficult when there is no victory in 5 Prem matches.

They are 6 points behind the relegation group, but names like Watford and Burnley have matches in hand.

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is under pressure again

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Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is under pressure again

Brighton vs Brentford (8pm – Sky Sports)

The Gifting Day action culminated with a mid-table battle between Brighton and Brentford, live on Sky Sports.

After a fairly smooth start to the season, Graham Potter’s Brighton team continued to slide down the rankings when they did not get a win in the last 5 matches.

Meanwhile Brentford came back victorious last time they beat relegation-threatened Watford 2-1.

With star striker Ivan Toney Expected to return, Bees boss Thomas Frank will confidently secure three big points to keep coming out of the dreaded slump.

Brentford will be hoping Ivan Toney has a scoring boot against Brighton

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Brentford will be hoping Ivan Toney has a scoring boot against Brighton

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