The festive period is a notoriously busy part of the season and one from which we can often take pointers for the rest of the season. This year, with teams playing three times in the space of six days, there were signs of things could pan out at the top and bottom of the table.
First of all, if there were any doubt that Liverpool are a cut above the rest it was dispelled in their 4-0 win over second-placed Leicester on Boxing Day. The rampant Reds are 1.071/14 to win the title, after following that victory with two more, and it will be the biggest shock in Premier League history if they don't do it.
Leicester, Man City and Chelsea look good for top four
As for Leicester, they looked stunned and humbled at the final whistle but bounced back with two successive wins. Bettors make them 5.69/2 for a second-place finish - their current league position - and prefer Man City's 1.111/9 chances, even though Pep Guardiola's men dropped more points in their defeat against Wolves.
The Foxes are 1.121/8 to achieve an all-important top four finish, with Chelsea 1.68/13 to join them.
United and Spurs remain unpredictable while Arsenal are on the up
Five points separate fourth-placed Chelsea from fifth-placed Manchester United but there are only four points between United and Arsenal in 10th, so the race to finish in the Europa League spots looks unpredictable.
The Red Devils looked good at times this Christmas but were dismal when losing 2-0 at Arsenal on New Year's Day. If United 4.47/2 are to achieve a surprise top four finish they will need to attain a level of consistency that has so far eluded them this season.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are 3.55/2 to finish in the top six after winning their first game under Mikel Arteta with Wednesday night's 2-0 defeat of Manchester United.
The team that currently sits sixth, Tottenham, endured a thoroughly mixed Christmas, involving a win, draw and defeat. Jose Mourinho's honeymoon looked well and truly over in 1-0 defeat at Southampton and Spurs are out to 5.14/1 to finish in the Champions League places.
Watford fightback begins and Moyes gets perfect West Ham start
Watford have been bottom of the table for much of the season but they started to move towards safety with three wins in four matches - not bad for a team that had previously won just once in the League this term. They're now 2.6613/8 for the drop.
Nigel Pearson is already having an impact at Vicarage Road and the same can be said of David Moyes who oversaw a thumping 4-0 win over Bournemouth in the first match of his second stint at West Ham. The 16-placed Hammers are 5.49/2 to be relegated but they will be looking up the table now and are 5.39/2 for a top 10 finish.
Bournemout have taken just one point from their last four matches and, at 18th in the table, are 2.56 for relegation. Bettors still think Aston Villa 1.9620/21 more likely to go down as well as basement club Norwich 1.162/13.