The Christmas crunch of fixtures can make or break a team’s Premier League campaign, and one of the big winners of the past week has been Leicester City.

The Foxes beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge prior to Christmas before knocking off Manchester City on Boxing Day, results which have seen them climb to 7th after 19 matches.

The Leicester Mercury Chief Reporter Rob Tanner believes this has put to bed speculation manager Claude Puel was facing the sack.

“I don’t think his job was on the line as much as people making out”, Tanner said on Box2Box.

“The reporters were saying that he’d lost all the players and the staff… Well if he’s lost them, he needn’t look trying to find them, because they’re out on the pitch, doing the business for him”.

Sitting just four points above Leicester is Manchester United. United delivered the Christmas present their players and fans seemingly all wanted, by sacking manager Jose Mourinho.

“They’ve certainly got a smile on their faces again. I think Man United seem to be happier, players seem to be happier, they’ve let themselves too much to do, but they can certainly push on to the top four now”.

One of the biggest stories brewing in England is whether United will try and land Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino.

“There’s a lot of work to be done at United. He’d have a lot to weigh up. We’ll have to see what happens in the summer but I think there’s genuine interest from Man United in Pochettino”.