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3pm: Chelsea 2-2 Watford

3pm: Liverpool 1-0 Leicester

3pm: Manchester City 4-1 Sunderland

3pm: Swansea City 1-0 West Bromwich Albion

3pm: Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Norwich City

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Sterling opened the scoring for City with a backpost header. Getty Images

Aston Villa hold West Ham United in the last remaining full time from the 3pm kick-offs. Well that is all we have time for on this live blog, we're going to transfer to live coverage of Newcastle vs Everton which can be found here. Join me.

Victory for Liverpool through Christian Benteke's goal. Leicester City could be off the top by the end of today if Arsenal beat Southampton.

Full time at Stamford Bridge where Watford get a point at Chelsea. Fine result for them but Oscar should have netted a late spot kick.

Full time at Manchester City and Tottenham where the home sides have prevailed with ease. Bournemouth draw with Crystal Palace.

Diego Costa booked at Stamford Bridge and he will miss Chelsea's visit to Manchester United on Monday. Horrible tackle.

Goal: Tottenham 3-0 Norwich (Tom Carroll)

Chelsea should be back ahead but Oscar skies a penalty as he slips in his run-up. Horrible miss and will they get a better chance?

Eden Hazard on for Chelsea with 15 minutes left. The Blues showed they may have turned a corner last week but they are back where they started at the moment. Willian curls a free-kick over the bar - which is a collectors item this season.

Manchester City miss the chance to extend their lead from the penalty spot as Wilfried Bony blasts his effort over the bar. Unlike the Ivorian who is normally so reliable. The news hasn't got much better for City, who after bringing on their captain Vincent Kompany for a first appearance since early November have seen the Belgium defender depart with a recurrence of his hamstring injury. That is a hammer blow for Manuel Pellegrini.

Goal: Chelsea 2-2 Watford (Diego Costa)

Goal: Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham United (Jordan Ayew)

Goal: Liverpool 1-0 Leicester (Christian Benteke)

Goal: Manchester City 4-1 Sunderland (Fabio Borini)

Lee Catermole's free-kick is not cleared by City and despite Joe Hart denying Borini the Italian converts the rebound. A consolation goal and very little else for Sunderland.

Goal: Chelsea 1-2 Watford (Odion Ighalo)

New manager but same old story for Chelsea and they are facing another home defeat to a newly promoted club. Ighalo nets for a fifth game running with a deflected strike which evades Courtois and flies into the net.

Goal: Manchester City 4-0 Sunderland (Kevin de Bruyne)

Eighteen shots on goal for Liverpool in the first half against Leicester but no way through for the hosts. Can Jurgen Klopp's side review their radar in the second half or will the Premier League leaders cause another surprise?

Cesc Fabregas off and John Obi Mikel on for Chelsea at half-time.

Back under way in each of the seven 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League, including at Villa Park where they are slightly behind the rest of the games.

For those that may have missed it, Manchester City unveiled their new crest before kick-off against Sunderland. The badge was leaked earlier in the week but it was shown to fans at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon. What do you think?

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Half time in all seven of the 3pm Premier League kick-offs. Chelsea are being held by Watford at Stamford Bridge after Troy Deeney cancelled out Diego Costa's opener. Tottenham lead Norwich through Harry Kane's double, while Ki Sung-Yeung has Swansea ahead against West Brom. Manchester City have raced into a 3-0 lead over Sunderland and West Ham lead bottom club Aston Villa through Aaron Cresswell's strike. The games at Bournemouth and Liverpool, who are playing Crystal Palace and Leicester, are goalless.

Goal: Aston Villa 0-1 West Ham United (Aaron Cresswell)

Goal: Chelsea 1-1 Watford (Troy Deeney)

Watford level at Stamford Bridge. Nemanja Matic's crazy handball gives away the spot kick and Deeney continues his fine season with the coolest of penalties.

Goal: Tottenham 2-0 Norwich (Harry Kane)

Early change for Liverpool at Anfield where it is one Belgian for another as Divock Origi is replaced by Christian Benteke due to injury.

News from St James' Park where referee Lee Mason has inspected the pitch following the teaming rain in many areas in the north of England. The official is happy for the game to go ahead as things stand but another inspection will take place closer to kick-off. Game against Everton starts at 5:30pm.

Goal: Chelsea 1-0 Watford (Diego Costa)

The Spanish striker nets from close range to put the Blues ahead. John Terry knocks down Willian's corner and on the turn Costa smashes home from six yards.

Goal: Tottenham 1-0 Norwich (Harry Kane)

Goal: Manchester City 3-0 Sunderland (Wilfried Bony)

City out of sight already and we've only had a quarter of the game. Kevin de Bruyne plays a free-kick in and Wilfried Bony heads from miles out and somehow it makes it way through Vito Mannone. Poor goalkeeping.

Diego Costa and Odion Ighalo exchange chances at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea and Watford go close to opening the scoring. Still goalless as it is in five of our 3pm kick offs.

Goal: Manchester City 2-0 Sunderland (Yaya Toure)

Vito Mannone recalled ahead of Costel Pantilimon and he will be ruing his fortune as Yaya Toure makes it two goals in as many games with a second for City. Manuel Pellegrini's side can picked a number at the moment.

Chance for Liverpool as Adam Lallana takes aim from outside the area but he can only find he side-netting.

Gaol: Manchester City 1-0 Sunderland (Raheem Sterling)

Unforgivable goal to give away from a Sunderland perspective as the smallest man on the pitch heads Manchester City ahead. Kevin de Bruyne cross from the left and at the back post the England winger pops up and heads past Pantilimon. Big Sam will be fuming.

Goal: Swansea 1-0 West Brom (Ki Sung-Yeung)

Diego Costa could be reborn by the appointment of Guus Hiddink after falling out of love with Mourinho and he almost opens his account for his new manager but heads wide.

Raheem Sterling booked for diving in the early minutes of Manchester City's home game against Sunderland. Looked a harsh one on reflection.

Louis van Gaal has been asked whether he still has the support of the Manchester United board. His response "we'll wait and see". Not exactly convincing.

Chance for Liverpool inside the first three minutes. Coutinho curls wide after being fed by Moreno. Fascinating game that.

A better reception for Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas from the Chelsea faithful ahead of the game against Watford. Seems as though the home fans have made their point after booing the duo ahead of the win over Sunderland. Meanwhile, we are under way in our seven 3pm kick-offs.

Leicester have to win at Anfield to guarantee they will end the day at the top of the table. Anything less and they could be overtaken by Arsenal when they go to Southampton. Will Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez add Jurgen Klopp's side to their list of victims?

Can Guus Hiddink help restore some respect to Chelsea's season in his first game in charge? Watford arrive at Stamford Bridge as one of the surprise packages of the season and though Sunderland huffed and puffed last week, the Hornets arrive in west London as one of the best teams on the road in the league. They pose a genuine threat.

Full time at the Britannia Stadium so time to focus on the seven 3pm kick-offs, with some intriguing games in prospect. Liverpool vs Leicester is the standout game with the Premier League leaders traveling to Anfield looking to to continue their remarkable season. Chelsea welcome surprise package Watford while Manchester City look to bounce back from defeat to Arsenal against Sunderland.

Less than 15 minutes remaining at the Britannia Stadium and when they do reach full-time it will be time to focus on the games kicking off at 3pm. You can following the closing stages of Stoke vs Manchester United here.


Manchester City vs Sunderland

Manchester City: Hart, Sagna, Mangala, Otamendi, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Toure, De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling, Bony.

Sunderland: Mannone, Jones, O'Shea, Coates, PVA, M'Vila, Gomez, Johnson, Borini, Graham, Fletcher.


Liverpool vs Leicester

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Can, Henderson, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino, Origi

Leicester: Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Morgan (c), Fuchs, Mahrez, Kanté, King, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy.


Chelsea vs Watford

Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Pedro, Diego Costa.

Watford: Nyom, Britos, Cathcart, Holebas; Capoue, Watson; Abdi, Deeney (c), Jurado; Ighalo.

Our final featured game from the Premier League 3pm kick-offs comes from the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City host a relative bogey club for them in the form of Sunderland.

City will welcome back captain Vincent Kompany after missing eight games with a calf issue. Samir Nasri is the only major absentee, with Pablo Zabaleta also fit again.

Younes Kaboul is out with a hamstring injury and Jack Rodwell is suspended for the Black Cats' trip to Manchester. Jermaine Lens is available again.

On to Liverpool vs Leicester where Jurgen Klopp is without defender Martin Skrtel and midfielder James Milner as his injury list continues to grow. Simon Mignolet is back for the Merseyside club though, as is Dejan Lovren.

Robert Huth returns for the Foxes after suspension but Danny Drinkwater will not be rushed back after a hamstring injury suffered against Chelsea. Claudio Ranieri is expected to make minimal alterations.

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard is in contention for a recall after a hip injury forced him out of the win over Sunderland.

For Watford, Nathan Ake is ineligible while Tommie Hoban and Joel Ekstrand are long-term absentees. Expect both sides to be otherwise unchanged.

Teams for the seven 3pm kick-offs are imminent but in the mean time we'll take a look at the team news for each of our featured games, starting with Chelsea vs Watford....

One game down but there are still nine more to go on this Boxing Day and the 3pm kick-offs sees a host of big games at both ends of the table. The highlight comes from Anfield where a stumbling Liverpool side host leaders Leicester, who need two wins from their last two games of the year to finish 2015 as the Premier League leaders. Elsewhere, Watford travel to Stamford Bridge to test the powers of recovery of Chelsea in Guus Hiddink's first home game of his second spell in charge. Manchester City will look to put pressure on Leicester and Arsenal at the top when they face Sunderland while Tottenham host Norwich as they look to cement a top four spot. Our featured games come from Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City and we'll have team news on each game coming up.