Sunday, 22nd October 2017
Scudamore rules out Xmas Eve slot
Filed: Tuesday, 10th October 2017
Author: Staff Writer
It has been confirmed that there will be no 4pm fixture in the Premier League on Christmas Eve.
Speaking at a meeting with a fans group from Manchester earlier today, the League's Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore confirmed that there will no 4pm fixtures on the day, which falls on a Sunday this year.
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However there was no word on the lunchtime slot, meaning that West Ham's home match with Newcastle - one of the fixtures potentially set for a Christmas Eve date - could yet take place on the day.
Sky Sports have also announced they will be not be naming the Christmas TV schedule until 19 October - a week later than initially planned.