Full time: Chelsea 2-0 West Ham United

Full time: Burnley 0-1 Liverpool

Full time: Crystal Palace 1-3 Southampton

Full time: Everton 0-1 Stoke City

Full time: Leicester City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Full time: Manchester United 3-1 Newcastle United

Full time: Sunderland 1-3 Hull City

Full time: Swansea City 1-0 Aston Villa

Full time: West Bromwich Albion 1-3 Manchester City

Full time: Arsenal 2-1 Queens Park Rangers

Tomas Rosicky
Rosicky scored what turned out to be the winner. Getty Images

19:30: Arsenal hang on as Arsene Wenger claims his 400th Premier League win to put the Gunners into sixth. QPR staged a late comeback but suffer a ninth straight away loss in the Premier League.

Well that is all we have time for on this Premier League live text. It has been a thrilling Boxing Day but there is more to come on Sunday and then on New Years' Day so come back to IBT UK for all the top flight coverage over the festive period. Until next time, goodbye.

Full time: Arsenal 2-1 Queens Park Rangers

19:23: Free kick for QPR 30 yards from goal. Final minute of stoppage time.

19:21: QPR denied a clear penalty as Zamora is hacked down by Gibbs after Hoilett's cross. Martin Atkinson, who has already awarded one dodgy penalty, waves away a stone-wall appeal.

19:20: Arsenal living very dangerously. Zamora wins a near-post header from a corner but the Gunners clear before Vargas has a shot cleared. Amazing finish.

19:16: Less than five minutes remaining and remarkably QPR still have life in this game. Vargas crosses but Szczesny claims from the onrushing Zamora and Austin. It's all Rangers at the moment.

19:10: Life in QPR yet as the visitors half Arsenal's lead. Junior Hoilett runs at Mathieu Debuchy and though the Frenchman gets a toe on the ball, the Canadian's theatrical falls see referee Martin Atkinson point to the point. In stark contrast to Sanchez, Charlie Austin puts his foot through the ball and hammers past Szczesny.

Goal: Arsenal 2-1 Queens Park Rangers (Charlie Austin)

Penalty to Queens Park Rangers

19:03: Chances continue to flow for Arsenal and you can barely tell they are down to 10-men. First Sanchez scoops over the bar from Debuchy's pass before Welbeck shoots straight at Green from a similar angle.

18:56: Even with 10-men, that is probably the match for Arsenal who double their lead through Tomas Rosicky - who is making his first Premier League start of the season. Sanchez ghosts past a few players and feeds Rosicky, who side-foots past the despairing Rob Green. QPR need to show metal they haven't shown all season both on the road and tonight.

Goal: Arsenal 2-0 Queens Park Rangers (Tomas Rosicky)

18:50: Game has become very disjointed since the red card with QPR throwing more players forward but Arsenal posing threat on the break everytime they get possession. Sanchez is naturally the primary threat and his latest effort curls wide.

18:45: Total idiocy from Olivier Giroud as Arsenal are reduced to 10-men. A Rosicky through ball is cut out by Rob Green, who clears the ball off Giroud and fortunately behind for a goal-kick. Just before Green cleared the ball Onuoha nudged Giroud in the back, and the Frenchman reacts by head-butting the QPR defender right under the nose of refereee Martin Atkinson. Suddenly Arsenal's position of dominance has been compromised.

Red card: Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)

18:39: Arsenal start the second half like they ended the first, in total command and Mathieu Debuchy's cross almost leads to the points-clinching second goal but Sanchez is squeezed out by a combination of Caulker and Isla.

18:34: Players out for the second half at The Emirates Stadium. No changes at the break.

18:23: Another one-sided first half in the Premier League as Arsenal lead QPR after a thoroughly authoritative first half display. Alexis Sanchez saw his penalty saved before he headed home from Keiran Gibbs' cross. QPR have offered nothing bar Steven Caulker's off-target header but the manner of their performance has been the most disappointing aspect of their afternoon. Must do better.

Half time: Arsenal 1-0 Queens Park Rangers

18:15: Steven Caulker heads narrowly wide for Rangers who threaten for the first time in this first half. Half time approaching but Arsenal look the more likely to add to Sanchez's header.

18:12: Alexis Sanchez makes amends for his earlier penalty miss with the opening goal for Arsenal. Cazorla and Gibbs combine down the left and the latter crosses for Sanchez, who ghosts in behind Traore, whose nightmare first half continues, and he nods into an empty net. QPR have been spineless and gutless in this first half.

Goal: Arsenal 1-0 Queens Park Rangers (Alexis Sanchez)

18:06: Giroud lines up another effort from range which is deflected behind for another Arsenal corner. QPR just soaking up all the pressure so far, offering nothing in terms of an out-ball. You can see why they are pointless on the road this season.

18:01: Green palms away Giroud's free-kick after the Frenchman gets his effort up and over the wall. QPR just bystanders in this game.

17:59: The home side building up ahead of steam and they want a second penalty when Welbeck goes down under pressure from Onuoha but penalty appeals are waved away. Now Sanchez weaves through a couple of QPR players but his pass towards Welbeck is cut out by Caulker.

17:52: Bar the early penalty award Arsenal have been anything but convincing in these opening 20 minutes. Having said that, QPR offering nothing going forward and that is allowing the north Londoners to dominate possession.

17:43: Arsenal right into their stride and they are handed the perfect opportunity to take the lead as Armand Traore, the former Gunners, hacks down Sanchez leading to a penalty. The Chilean, and not regular penalty taker Santi Cazorla, steps up but Rob Green guesses right and scrambles the ball away. Let off for QPR.

Rob Green saves from Alexis Sanchez

Penalty to Arsenal

17:34: Under way at The Emirates Stadium.

17:29: Lots of talk about Charlie Austin after his hat-trick against West Bromwich Albion last weekend. How will Arsenal deal with his threat today without Laurent Koscielny? Teams on their way at The Emirates Stadium.

17:18: Tomas Rosicky comes into the Arsenal team from the start for the first time since the final day of last season in one of two changes for the Gunners.

QPR bring Rio Ferdinand back into a back three for the visitors who have lost all eight of their Premier League away games this season.

17:16: Team news

Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs, Flamini, Cazorla, Rosicky, Alexis, Giroud, Welbeck.

Queens Park Rangers: Green, Isla, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Caulker, Traore, Mutch, Henry, Kranjcar, Vargas, Austin.

17:09: Full time at Goodison Park and we've come to an end in each of our eight 3pm kick-offs. The headlines are that Manchester City have closed the gap to leaders Chelsea back to just three points after beating West Brom. Manchester United are 10 points adrift after they beat Newcastle while Southampton are now fourth after overwhelming Crystal Palace. Tottenham, Liverpool, Hull City, Stoke and Swansea all won too on a day which is yet to have a draw. Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers draws an end to our Premier League schedule.

17:02: Full time across the country apart from at Goodison Park, where they have entered stoppage time. Can Everton get an equaliser?

Goal: Sunderland 1-3 Hull City (Nikica Jelavic)

Goal: West Bromwich Albion 1-3 Manchester City (Brown Ideye)

16:47: Jack Colback is felled by Phil Jones and substitute Papiss Cisse steps up and finds the top corner. David de Gea no chance.

Goal: Crystal Palace 1-3 Southampton (Scott Dann)

Goal: Manchester United 3-1 Newcastle United (Papiss Cisse)

Penalty for Newcastle United

16:36: The latest from The Hawthorns is the snow continues to fall and though the game is not in any doubt, uncertainty continues to grow. Let's hope for Manchester City's sake the game isn't affected, given their comfortable lead.

Goal: Leicester City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Christian Eriksen)

16:25: Having soaked up so much first half pressure, Liverpool lead at Turf Moor through Raheem Sterling, who finishes after being delightfully found by Philippe Coutinho. Are The Reds on the turn?

Goal: Burnley 0-1 Liverpool (Raheem Sterling)

16:18: Manchester City have all but wrapped up the points at The Hawthorns but could the home side be saved by the weather because the snow is falling heavily. The home fans want the game abandoned, naturally but we're some way from that.

Goal: Sunderland 1-2 Hull City (James Chester)

Goal: Crystal Palace 0-3 Southampton (Toby Alderweireld)

16:13: Home side out of sight at Old Trafford as Rooney plays a classic chipped pass onto the head of Van Persie, who heads into the corner. It's been a virtuoso performance from the England captain and he has an assist to add to his two goals.

Goal: Manchester United 3-0 Newcastle United (Robin van Persie)

Goal: Leicester City 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Leonardo Ulloa)

Goal: Crystal Palace 0-2 Southampton (Ryan Bertrand)

16:05: Under way in the second halfs in seven of the eight 3pm kick offs.

16:00: Half time finally at Goodison Park where a clash of heads between Ryan Shawcross and Romelu Lukaku held up the match and saw 10 minutes added on. Second halfs preparing to get under way up and down the country.

15:53: Half time in seven of our eight 3pm kick-offs, with 10 minutes added on at Goodison Park. Thrilling first half, where the headlines are Manchester City are going within three points of Chelsea after a David Silva inspired first half while Manchester United remain on their trail after two Wayne Rooney goals against Newcastle. Saido Mane's goal has Southampton, as things stand, going fourth.

15:43: Goals galore in the Premier League today and it is showing no sign of letting up. Manchester United double their lead as Falcao wins the ball back in the Newcastle half, feeds Mata who has space to find Rooney to nets a second. Stoke City are ahead at home-sick Everton through a Bojan penalty after the Spaniard won the spot kick.

Goal: Everton 0-1 Stoke City (Bojan)

Goal: Manchester United 2-0 Newcastle United (Wayne Rooney)

15:39: Chelsea eased to victory over West Ham and Manchester City look like following them. David Silva passes the ball past Ben Foster and it's game over at The Hawthorns.

Goal: West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Manchester City (David Silva)

Goal: Sunderland 1-1 Hull City (Gaston Ramirez)

15:34: Newcastle still happy to throw caution to the wind but Manchester United are very threatening on the break. Radamel Falcao is linking up with Rooney and Mata very effectively the visitors need to nullify them to stand any chance here.

15:27: Barely had the chance to update you on the goings on at Old Trafford where after an impressive start from Newcastle, the home side have the lead as McNair's cross is turned back in by Falcao and Rooney ghosts in behind Coloccini an taps into an empty net.

Goal: Manchester United 1-0 Newcastle United (Wayne Rooney)

15:25: Simon Mignolet, indefinitely dropped by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, is back between the sticks less than a quarter into the game at Burnley. Brad Jone goes off injured, seeing the Belgian stopper earn a recall. He'll be keen to prove a point.

15:23: Joleon Lescott fouls David Silva and Yaya Toure lashes home the subsequent penalty.A Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty puts Swansea ahead at home to Villa while Saido Mane puts Saints ahead after linking up with James Ward-Prowse. Whirlwind start to the 3pm kick-offs.

Goal: Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton (Saido Mane)

Goal: Swansea City 1-0 Aston Villa (Gylfi Sigurdsson)

Goal: West Bromwich 0-2 Manchester City (Yaya Toure)

15:14: Sounds like Curtis Davies isn't the only player nursing a post-Christmas hangover it seems because Ben Foster has dropped the ball right at the feet of Fernando, who puts Man City in front at The Hawthorns.

Goal: West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Manchester City (Fernando)

15:10: Two goals in the opening minute of action in the 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League. Spurs lead at Leicester through Harry Kane after 58 seconds. Before that even, Adam Johnson captalised on a Curtis Davies error to net his second goal in as many games. Horrid start for Steve Bruce on his return to the Stadium of Light.

Goal: Leicester City 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Harry Kane)

Goal: Sunderland 1-0 Hull City (Adam Johnson)

15:00: Right, so players coming out up and down the country. Our focus will be on Manchester United v Newcastle United but we'll have all the goals as they go in, in the Premier League. It promises to be a busy day.

14:47: Team news:

Burnley v Liverpool

Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Shackell, Keane, Mee; Arfield, Jones, Marney, Boyd; Barnes, Ings.

Liverpool: Jones, Toure, Skrtel, Sakho, Henderson, Lucas, Gerrard, Markovic, Coutinho, Lallana, Sterling.

Crystal Palace v Southampton

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Jedinak, Puncheon, McArthur, Ledley, Bolasie, Campbell.

Southampton: Forster, Yoshida, Alderweireld, Gardos, Clyne, Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse, S. Davis, Bertrand, Mane, Pelle

Everton v Stoke City

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Stones, Baines, McCarthy, Barry, Barkley, Naismith, Mirallas, Lukaku.

Stoke City: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters, Whelan, Nzonzi, Walters, Krkic, Arnautovic, Diouf.

Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur

Leicester City: Hamer, Simpson, Wasilewski, Morgan, Konchesky, Drinkwater, King, Mahrez, Nugent, Schlupp, Ulloa.

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb, Stambouli; Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli; Kane.

Manchester United v Newcastle United

Manchester United: De Gea, Jones, McNair, Evans, Valencia, Carrick, Rooney, Mata, Young, van Persie, Falcao.

Newcastle United: Alnwick, Coloccini, Sissoko, Anita, Gouffran, Colback, Perez, Janmaat, Taylor, Armstrong, Dummett.

Sunderland v Hull City

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Vergini, Coates, O'Shea, Jones; Cattermole; Johnson, Larsson, Gomez, Alvarez; Fletcher.

Hull City: McGregor; Chester, Bruce, Davies, Rosenior; Elmohamady Meyler, Quinn, Ramirez, Brady; Aluko.

Swansea City v Aston Villa

Swansea City: Fabianski; Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor; Ki, Shelvey, Dyer, SIgurdsson, Montero; Bony.

Aston Villa: Guzan; Hutton, Okore, Vlaar, Clark, Cissokho; Cleverley, Sanchez, Delph, Agbonlahor, Benteke.

West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City

West Bromwich Albion: Foster; Wisdom, Lescott, McAuley, Pocognoli; Mulumbu, Gardner, Morrison, Varela, Sessegnon; Berahino.

Manchester City: Hart; Sagna, Mangala, Demichelis, Clichy; Fernando, Toure, Navas, Silva, Nasri; Milner.

14:41: Ok so one down but still nine more games to come. Team news from our eight 3pm kick-offs on the way.

14:39: Chelsea go six points clear at the top of the Premier League with a comfortable win over West Ham United. John Terry and Diego Costa with the goals either side of half time against a Hammers side who failed to get going. Very easy for the Blues.

Full time: Chelsea 2-0 West Ham United

14:37: Three added minutes at Stamford Bridge. West Ham's late forays into the Chelsea area continue but it is far too little, too late.

14:33: First effort of any menace from West Ham. Song's clipped cross finds Amalfitano, who catches out Courtois with a flicked header but the ball bounces wide. Now the Hammers midfielder hits the post after beautifully cutting inside. That would have set up a grand stand finale.

14:27: Not sure how Eden Hazard hasn't scored today and he's denied by another despairing block from a West Ham defender. Diego Costa replaced by Didier Drogba as we enter the last 10 minutes.

14:18: Hard to think this is first against fourth in the Premier League today; Chelsea have played football from a different planet today let alone a different league. Reid throws himself of an Oscar strike to prevent the lead being further extended. To think Manchester City fans would have hoped to cut Chelsea's lead at the top over the festive period, they'll be lucky to stay in touch at all.

14:13: Two great saves from Adrian keeps the score at 2-0. First, Adrian tips over Oscar's curling free-kick with a full length save before a carbon copy of the first goal is only prevents by a fine reaction stop from the West Ham 'keeper.

14:11: Should Costa have made it three? Fabregas plays an inch-perfect cross in behind the West Ham defence but Costa swings a foot at the ball but it slices over the bar. Pick a number at this stage, such is the mood Chelsea are in this afternoon.

14:08: Just less than 30 minutes to go, but Chelsea are going six points clear at the top of the Premier League. Kouyate is caught in possession on the half-way line and Hazard wastes little time in feeding Costa, who turns onto his left foot before firing past Adrian. Game over.

Goal: Chelsea 2-0 West Ham United (Diego Costa)

14:05: Diafra Sakho and Alex Song on for West Ham. Slight change of tact you would think from the visitors, who have tended to go long more often as the game has progressed. West Ham go to a genuine three up front, with downing pushing on from the right.

14:03: Fantastic defending from John Terry to cover off Enner Valencia's run after Andy Carroll had got the better of Gary Cahill. Sam Allardyce preparing two changes as we approach the hour mark. Not much has changed since half time.

13:57: Chelsea take just six minutes to get into their stride in this second half as they seem certain to double their lead but Adrian beats away Hazard's drive.

13:53: First moment of threat posed by West Ham in this game. Enner Valencia wins a corner and from it Courtois comes to claim the ball, gets nowhere near it before Chelsea hastily clear.

13:50: Players out for the second half and we're under way. No changes for either side.

13:40: Worrying statistic for Hammers fans.....

13:37: Half ends amid some angry scenes after Branislav Ivanovic went down easily, looking for a penalty and after Michael Olivier waved away the appeal, several West Ham including Andy Carroll confronted the Serbian over his theatrics. Tensions are calmed by the time the whistle is blown for half-time after a first 45 minutes which Chelsea have dominanted by only led by a single John Terry goal. Hope for West Ham, but they'll need to dramatically improve so stand a chance of claiming a Boxing Day point.

Half time: Chelsea 1-0 West Ham United

13:32: The only positive West Ham can take from this first half is Chelsea have had so many chances, and yet only lead by one. The latest chance sees Costa lash over after being set up by Hazard, who has been everywhere in this first half. It's been desperate from West Ham at times. They need half time. Chelsea in cruise control.

13:28: Shots continue to rain down on the West Ham goal as Chelsea look to double their lead before the break. Costa's shot is deflected agonisingly wide of Adrian's goal before Winston Reid's challenge prevents the Spaniard getting a shot away after turning James Collins.

13:22: West Ham's resistance finally broken as Chelsea hit the front. Fabregas' corner finds the unmarked Costa, whose goal-bound header is turned in from two yards but Terry, for his second goal in as many matches. Just reward for Chelsea's overwhelming dominance.

Goal: Chelsea 1-0 West Ham United (John Terry)

13:19: James Collins booked for a foul on Diego Costa, but replay later show the Welshman got a toe end on the ball but Michael Olivier shows the yellow card. The Stamford Bridge crowd want a red as they believed Collins was the last defender, but from the resulting free-kick justice is done as Fabregas' effort is easily saved. Now Willian's effort is beaten away but the onrushing Oscar and Costa can't make contact on the rebound.

13:14: Only Rob Green has made more saves in the Premier League this season than Adrian and the Spaniard's shot-stopping abilities are there for all to see again as Cahill lashes in an effort from 10 yards which is beaten away by the West Ham 'keeper. The visitors on the back foot so far but they've kept Chelsea at bay in the opening quarter, which must count as a moral victory.

13:08: West Ham's team selection might suggest they have designs great than those which they showed in last season's fixture, but the time wasting tactics which dominated last season's game have already begun, perhaps in response to Chelsea's start to the game. Jose Mourinho taps his watch after Carl Jenkinson takes an age over a throw-in. Interesting to see for how long that continues in this first half.

13:00: The hosts are dominating possession in the early stage at Stamford Bridge, toying with the Hammers at times in this first 10 minutes. A series of passes which seemed to last for several minutes ends with Fabregas' chipped back-post cross finding Cahill, who heads over.

12:53: Just four minutes gone and Chelsea should be head. Willian plays what loks like an aimless ball across the penalty area and Oscar runs onto it, but skys the ball over the crossbar. Bad miss by the Brazilian but the Blues look very much at the races this afternoon.

12:48: Players are out and we're almost ready to go at Stamford Bridge. Before kick-off, a minute's applause for serviceman who fought in the first World War, 100 years on from the Christmas truce match. And we're under way on this momentous Boxing Day.

12:31: Rewind to last season's clash between these two sides at Stamford Bridge and you'll remember how Sam Allardyce's side put 11 men behind the ball, frustrating Chelsea and the claiming a 0-0 draw. Jose Mourinho later accused the Hammers of playing 19th century football, a jibe which Allardyce relished. The Portuguese boss has shown more respect to West Ham ahead of today's clash, but might we see similar tactics?

12:22: No doubt that the major talking point ahead of this game surrounding the resting of Alex Song, who despite being left out of Cameroon's African Cup of Nations squad for next month's tournament, one of the Hammers' players of the season starts on the bench. A strange decision, even given the gruelling schedule around the festive season.

12:18: It says plenty about West Ham's impressive start to the season that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has refrained from rotating for the visit of the Hammers to Stamford Bridge. John Terry, Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa all start.

Sam Allardyce is clearly full of confidence too and begins with an attack-minded XI and though there is no Alex Song, Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia are partnered up front.

12:13: Teams:

Chelsea v West Ham United

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

West Ham United: Adrian, Jenkinson, Cresswell, Collins, Reid, Noble, Kouyate, Nolan (c), Downing, Carroll, Valencia

12:00: Put down the mice pie, the turkey sandwich and that glass of red, one of the blue-ribbon days in the sporting calendar is preparing to take centre stage. Every team from the top four divisions of English football play on a jam-packed Boxing Day in the perfect antidote to that Christmas Day hangover. Our focus will be on the drama in the Premier League, where Chelsea and West Ham United kick-off proceedings at Stamford Bridge. Need an excuse to avoid helping to clear up, look no further than a day full of top flight football.