While the rest of Europe hibernates and rests, the EPL continues its traditional festive grind with 4 games in a week. This is the week that usually decides the title contenders from pretenders.
In the first round, all the big guns won.
Man Utd vs Newcastle : 3-1
Rooney is in his best form in five years as he scored a brace for an easy Utd win. Van Persie scored the other. Falcao continued to start and is getting back to form. The next game in 2 days against Spurs could decide how far this Utd team can go.
Chelsea vs West Ham : 2-0 the ease which the Blues brought down the high flying Hammers suggested that this is a title for them to lose. They made it so simple.
Arsenal vs QPR : 2-1 Sanchez rescued the Gunners which make heavy work in defeating QPR
Burnley vs Liverpool: 0-1 Raheem Stirling scored in 2nd half
WBA vs Man City : 1-3 This City side made the win simple, scoring all their goals in first half and then ease off