The Premier League on St Stephen’s Day…26/12/2018

Right (wing) backs Cyrus Christie and Matt Doherty were in opposition as Fulham played out a one all draw with Craven Cottage visitors Wolverhampton Wanderers in this afternoon’s early kick-off in the Premier League. Burnley, with Jeff Hendrick in their starting eleven, crashed to an alarming five one defeat at home to Everton for whom Seamus Coleman was again in action. Kevin Long remained unused on the ‘Clarets’ substitute bench while injury again ruled out Robbie Brady. The fit again James McCarthy did not make the ‘Toffees’ match day squad amid rumours that he may be loaned out in the impending transfer window. Mick McCarthy may have had a wasted journey to Selhurst Park where substitute Harry Arter received only the final two minutes of Cardiff City’s scoreless draw with Crystal Palace, while Greg Cunningham remained on the bench. Shane Duffy returned to the Brighton & Hove Albion starting eleven following his three match suspension, as his side played out a one all draw with visitors Arsenal.