TBT: Relive a Boxing Day classic from the Premier League

20 December 2018, 13:31
Life After Football

The Premier League is one of the only elite divisions in the world that continues to deliver throughout the Christmas period, with the traditional Boxing Day fixtures being a staple of a British Christmas.

You're either huddled up in the stadium for warmth, wearing new underwear and socks that your grandmother got you the day before, down the pub in your new jumper or curled up at home eating leftover turkey, watching the football unfold.

As Boxing Day isn't far from us, we thought we'd whet your appetite already, with this classic encounter from this date in 2007. It's Chelsea versus Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge and the West Londoners, similar to Manchester United right now, had just got rid of Jose Mourinho following a poor start to the season. That said, Chelsea hadn't lost a home game in four years and Villa, for all of their exciting attacking play under Martin O'Neill, were big outsiders at The Bridge... dig into this.