A year without defeat for Liverpool, and more joy for Chelsea and Manchester United: Premier League predictions

A look ahead to the New Year games in England's top flight

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New year, another round of the Premier League, and a significant 2020 ahead.

Liverpool, European champions, Club World Cup winners, and top of the Premier League by a massive 13 points. Whatever Jurgen Klopp and his players say - and their reluctance to discus is understandable - they will win their first league title since 1990.

Avoid defeat against Sheffield United and they will also pass the year mark since losing in the Premier League.

Half way through the season and the fight for Champions League places and avoiding the drop is likely to be the main focus.

Liverpool round off this round of fixtures at midnight on Thursday. It all kicks off with Brighton against Chelsea and Burnley hosting Aston Villa, both at 4.30pm on Wednesday.

Seven games follow on Wednesday evening, concluding at midnight with Arsenal against Manchester United.

Ahead of the New Year matches, Dominic Hart provides his predictions in the photo gallery above. To move on to the next image, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.