Everton worst off over Christmas fixture chaos
Everton will have less time to prepare for their festive fixtures than any team in the Premier League - and will have a full 100 hours less than neighbours Liverpool to complete their Christmas games.
Following the announcement of the fixture changes yesterday for Sky TV and BT, it has emerged that Blues boss Marco Silva will be inconvenienced more than any other manager.
After Everton's first match over the Christmas holiday period, the home game against Tottenham, was moved from Saturday December 22 to Sunday, December 23 with a 4pm kick-off, and their final match on New Year's Day was brought back to a 12.30pm kick-off time, it was calculated that Everton will have just 212 hours to fulfill their four festive fixtures.
Inbetween those two fixtures Everton travel to Burnley on the Wednesday and travel to Brighton on Saturday, December 29.
Tottenham Hotspur are only marginally better off, having 219 hours to complete their Christmas matches.
But by contrast, title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City have 312 and 293 hours respectively to complete their holiday programme.
Liverpool have benefited in terms of preparation by having their first Christmas match put back to Friday night at Wolves on December 21 and their final fixture at Manchester City now staged on Thursday, January 3.