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Fans are raging after the Premier League announced the Christmas and New Year fixtures following the 2022 World Cup.

England’s top flight revealed its festive schedule and which broadcaster will air the game.

They explained that ‘special arrangements’ have been made in order to allow more time between games.

As a result, three Boxing Day clashes between Chelsea vs. Bournemouth, Leeds United vs. Manchester City and Manchester United vs. Nottingham Forest have all been moved to later dates.

The Premier League claims the changes ‘will allow greater time for players to recover’ by increasing the rest period between matchday 18-19 so that clubs will not play within 48 hours of their other fixtures.

An Arsenal steward with a Christmas hat before the Premier League match at Emirates. Image: AlamyMan United and Arsenal fans, in particular, feel hard down by with the festive schedule.

One Man United fan wrote: “Unbelievable the rescheduling of our fixtures this season, our Boxing Day fixture now changed to 27th at 8pm f**kin’ joke.”

A second tweeted: “2 8pm KO’s, 1 not on a bank holiday when the fixtures are supposed to be over the festive season is an absolute disgrace.”

Another commented: “These dates and kick off times are just getting ridiculous.”

An Arsenal supporter said: “Absolute disgrace. All 3 of them.

Another Arsenal fan tweeted: “8pm on Boxing Day and 5.30 on NYE pathetic from the @premierleague and the TV companies.”

Premier League matchday 17-19 (kick-offs 3pm (GMT) unless stated):

Boxing Day – Monday, December 26

12:30pm: Brentford vs. Spurs (Prime Video)

Crystal Palace vs. Fulham (Prime Video)

Everton vs. Wolves (Prime Video)

Leicester vs. Newcastle (Prime Video)

Southampton vs. Brighton (Prime Video)

5:30pm: Aston Villa vs. Liverpool (Prime Video)

8:00pm Arsenal vs. West Ham (Prime Video)

Tuesday, December 27

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5:30pm: Chelsea vs. Bournemouth (Prime Video)

8:00pm: Man United vs. Nottingham Forest (Prime Video)

Wednesday, December 28

8:00pm: Leeds vs. Man City (Prime Video)

Friday, December 30

7:45pm: West Ham vs. Brentford

8:00pm: Liverpool vs. Leicester (Sky Sports)

Saturday, December 31

12:30pm: Wolves vs. Man United (BT Sport)

Bournemouth vs. Crystal Palace

Fulham vs. Southampton

Man City vs. Everton

Newcastle vs. Leeds

5:30pm: Brighton vs. Arsenal (Sky Sports)

Sunday, January 1

2:00pm: Spurs vs. Aston Villa (Sky Sports)

4:30pm: Nottingham Forest vs. Chelsea (Sky Sports)

Monday, January 2

5:30pm: Brentford vs. Liverpool (Sky Sports)

Tuesday, January3

7:45pm: Everton vs. Brighton

7:45pm: Leicester vs. Fulham

8:00pm: Arsenal vs. Newcastle (Sky Sports)

8:00pm: Man United vs. Bournemouth

Wednesday, January 4

7:30pm: Southampton vs. Nottingham Forest

7:45pm: Leeds vs. West Ham