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Best Bets Dec. 26/27: What to watch/where to go

SUNDAY, DEC. 26

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Sunderland at Manchester United

Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 7 a.m.

Boxing Day in Britain means one thing: A full slate of soccer. We all know how good unbeaten Man United is, but watch out for surprising Sunderland. Sixth place, 10 shutouts in 18 games, and Asamoah Gyan's heroics off the bench. Replays: Fox Deportes, 2 and 8 p.m.

Also

West Ham United at Fulham, Fox Soccer Plus, 3:55 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Liverpool at Blackpool, Fox Soccer Plus, 6:55 a.m.

Birmingham City at Everton, Fox Soccer Plus, 9 a.m.

Tottenham at Aston Villa, Fox Soccer Channel, 9:30 a.m.; Fox Deportes, 9:30 a.m., 4 and 11 p.m.

MONDAY, DEC. 27

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Chelsea at Arsenal

ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, 11:55 a.m.

There are a dozen pro clubs in London, and -- apologies to Spurs fans everywhere -- these are the two biggest -- and two of the three primary challengers to Manchester United's preeminence in the EPL this season. Chelsea won the first meeting in October (goals by Didier Drogba and Alex), and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has termed the rematch at Emirates “must-win.” Replay: ESPN Deportes, 3 p.m.