A look at who the winners and losers were in the English Premier League over the holiday season.
Two tough London derby’s against Spurs and Chelsea and Fulham fans have to be happy with the two draws. Fulham are now on a nine game unbeaten run has moved them into a top ten position.
It has been a year since Roy Hogdson took over at Craven Cottage and he has done a fantastic job turning Fulham around.
It was two games and two wins for the league leaders as they showed against Newcastle why they are title contenders.
The big win at Newcastle, plus the clean sheet against Bolton means that Liverpool have been able to put a sizeable dent into Chelsea sizeable goal advantage
Finally Everton are getting back to playing brand of football. Four consecutive clean sheets by Tim Howard has propelled Everton into the top six.
Steve Bruce, like Roy Hogdson , is another manager who has done an impressive job managing a small club in 2008. Over the last 7 games, Wigan has the best record in the Premier League with 18 points. This winning streak has moved Wigan up to 7th place.
It was a bad holiday season for Spurs with only one point in two games against Fulham and West Brom. Spurs are very much involved in the relegation battle, and will enter the new year with only goal difference separating them from a bottle three position.
It is a sinking ship at Pompey as David James and Sol Campbell have gotten old really quickly. Two more loses over the holiday weekend means that Tony Adams has only 3 wins in his first 15 games in charge. How much longer can Portsmouth stay with Adams before they are forced to making a change?
Bolton and Newcastle
It was a lost weekend for Bolton and Newcastle as they both lost twice this weekend, with both teams losing to Wigan.
Clint Dempsey’s late goal against Chelsea on Sunday meant that Chelsea have now taken just 10 points from their last 21. That is purely middle of the table form.