Date: 5th January 2017 at 1:08am
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With all festive fixtures now completed in the Premier League with the New Year’s set of games now finished and the points tallied – who had the most demanding run across the last week and a half.

With games largely on Boxing day, followed by New Year’s Eve and a smattering of other matches on other days to keep the television channels stocked with games before everybody heads back to work after sobering up, all sides in the Premier League had a run of three top flight matches to contend with.

There were obviously some winners and loses in that fixture crush and quite a few managers have spoken of the lack of recovery time between matches given how their own games fell and top of the table Chelsea were the clear winners, whilst mid table Southampton were the clear losers on the recovery issue.

But the winners and losers didn’t end there, Arsenal had more rest time that other title rivals bar Chelsea, with Liverpool having significantly less down time than everyone in the division but Southampton.

Notably Southampton tasted defeat in all three of their games.

But is there a correlation or is it simply results dictate whether the schedule becomes an issue for one manager whilst not the next?

Well make your own mind up when it came to how many hours it took for all three games to be completed and results returned.

Time taken from kick off to the opening match to the final whistle at the end of the third game and numbers crunched by the BBC last Monday ahead of the final matches taking place.

Rank
Club(s)
Total Time (3 Games)
1
Chelsea
223hrs
2
Watford, Crystal Palace
201.5hrs
3
Swansea City
199hrs
4
Arsenal, Bournemouth
198.75hrs
5
Stoke City
172.75hrs
6
West Ham United
172.5hrs
7
Manchester United
172.25hrs
8
Burnley, Everton, Sunderland, Tottenham, West Brom
170hrs
9
Hull City, Manchester City
167.75hrs
10
Leicester City, Middlesbrough
167.5hrs
11
Liverpool
143.75hrs
12
Southampton
117hrs



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