Chelsea set a new club record of 12 straight Premier League wins and extended their lead at the top of the table with a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Monday.
The win moves Antonio Conte’s side nine points clear of second-placed Liverpool, who play Stoke City at Anfield on Tuesday, while Manchester City can go within seven points of the leaders with a win at Hull City later on Boxing Day.
The Blues host Stoke on New Year’s Eve and then travel to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur four days later for what could be their chance to equal Arsenal’s win record. If they succeed, they will travel to defending champions Leicester City on Jan. 14 looking set a new mark of 15 straight league wins.
Arsenal left it late to return to winning ways as Olivier Giroud netted in the 86th minute against West Bromwich Albion at Emirates Stadium on Boxing Day.
After back-to-back away losses at Everton and Manchester City, Arsene Wenger’s side ensured they remain within nine points of leaders Chelsea.
Daley Blind scored a rare Premier League goal while Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan added late strikes to help Manchester United defeat Sunderland 3-1 on Boxing Day.
The points were sealed with eight minutes to play when Pogba picked off a Papy Djilobodji pass and played through Ibrahimovic, who picked his spot to score his 11th goal in the last 10 games in all competitions.
Four minutes later, Ibrahimovic sent in a cross behind Mkhitaryan, who might have been offside but still managed to flick the ball into the net with a spectacular back-heeled volley