Only one Premier League match takes place this weekend as Hull travel to Manchester United with the hosts knowing they can overhaul Arsenal and go back to the top of the league if they win. Elsewhere there are 12 FA Cup fourth round ties featuring Premier League clubs and several possibilities for a giant killing.
Chelsea ran amuck at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, thrashing Sunderland 7-2 to remain top of the Premier League. United and Arsenal kept pace but no one wants to grasp fourth. The Goals Guide examines the action from the weekend.
The predicted line-ups for Sunderland v Stoke on Monday night.
Team news ahead of Boxing Day's clash at the Britannia Stadium. Neither side have any new injury concerns, although Charlie Adam may again sit out through compassionate leave.
Fulham's giant centre-back Brede Hangeland is expected to return to action this weekend and could collect his seventh clean sheet of the season against Blackburn. The Cottagers had a solid December and will be aiming to kick on now their star defender is over his knee injury.
Welcome to the Chilli Guide - our weekly guide to which players you should be looking to bring into your team and who you should be avoiding. Who decides on the chillis and snowflakes? you may ask. You do - the guide is based on the number of times a player is transferred in and out, by you the Fantasy League Classic managers.
The freezing weather is playing havoc with the sporting fixtures this weekend and the Premier League has not escaped. As of Saturday lunchtime, only three fixtures remain on. Saturday's fixtures of Arsenal v Everton and Birmingam v Man Utd have survived the weather and the Monday night game between Man City and Blackburn is also still set to go ahead pending further announcements.
Team news ahead of Stoke v Birmingham at the Britannia Stadium on Tuesday night. Ryan Shawcross is suspended and the visitors may switch to a 4-4-2 formation, relegating Nikola Zigic to the subsitutes bench.
Manchester United and Liverpool are humbled in trips south. Fulham inflicted yet another defeat on United while Liverpool's woeful form continues in a 2-0 defeat at Fratton Park. The Goals Guide takes a look at all the weekend's goals and assists.