Paul Lambert is determined to lead Aston Villa into a successful new era as he prepares for his 100th game in charge.
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman believes the busy festive schedule will suit the Premier League's big guns.
Christian Eriksen snatched a late winner as Tottenham fought back to claim a 2-1 victory over 10-man Hull.
Liverpool endured another forgettable afternoon at Selhurst Park on Sunday as they were beaten 3-1 by Crystal Palace.
Brendan Rodgers admitted the buck stops with him after defeat at Crystal Palace added to Liverpool's troubles.