The 2019/20 Premier League season is upon us and it promises to be a thrilling campaign from start to finish - with a set of intriguing festive fixtures ensuring a blockbuster Christmas period.
Liverpool sat top of the tree on December 25th last term as Manchester City faltered with three defeats in four matches, but Pep Guardiola's men eventually prevailed in a thrilling title race that went to the wire.
Ahead of this year's big kick-off, we tasked the number crunchers at Google Cloud, Opta and Squawka to produce a full script of the upcoming campaign based on the wealth of statistics at their fingertips.
So who do they believe will be Christmas number one this time around?
Read on to find out - and when you're done, check out more from The Script.
MORE FROM THE SCRIPT:
- How were The Script's conclusions calculated?
- Premier League: The Golden Boot race
- Premier League: The relegation battle
- Premier League: The 'Big Six' mini-league
- Premier League: Playmaker award
- Champions League: The knockout stages
- Europa League: The knockout stages
- The Script in full
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