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The Christmas period does not always bring good tidings in the Premier League,

Providing an almost certain end to the survival hopes of those clubs at the bottom of the table.

How have Premier League's Christmas top and bottom sides fared through the years?While Antonio Conte’s Chelsea will no doubt be feeling invincible heading into the New Year after 11 straight domestic victories, history says the likes of Hull City, Swansea and Sunderland are fated for the drop this season.

Daily fantasy football game oulala.com have taken a look back at the last 24 seasons in the Premier League to see how the sides top and bottom on Christmas Day have fared come May..

How have Premier League's Christmas top and bottom sides fared through the years?For those seeking the glory of the Premier League crown, sitting top of the table at Christmas has been a prerequisite over recent seasons. Seven of the last 10 winners have been at the summit on December 25th, including surprise champions Leicester City in 2015-16 and in all four of current leaders Chelsea’s successful campaigns.

How have Premier League's Christmas top and bottom sides fared through the years?At the other end of the table, sitting in 20th at Christmas is a death sentence to a team’s time in the Premier League – with only three out of 24 sides occupying the bottom spot ultimately surviving relegation. This includes the miracle Nigel Pearson performed with Leicester in 2014-15 and West Brom in 2004-05, while Sunderland are again among the relegation zone after pulling off the near impossible in 2013-14.

Originally published at outside90.com

Post written by Oulala, Twitter: @OulalaGames
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