Premier League pre-season friendlies: Confirmed fixtures for every club this summer

Clubs from the Premier League are making their pre-season plans. Here is what we know.

As all real football fans know, the summer doesn't properly start until the pre-season friendlies do.

These days that tends to be more about commercialism with money-making PR trips to America and Asia aplenty, although there are still some commendable last bastions of tradition in England's top tier too.

Here is the confirmed pre-season schedule of every Premier League club.


Arsenal open their pre-season programme by travelling to Germany to face Nurnburg at the Max-Morlock Stadium. From there they head to the Florida Cup where they will face a couple of Premier League rivals.

The Emirates Cup returns this summer too, but it's just one fixture rather than the previous tournament format.

July 8: FC Nurnburg (A)

July 16: Everton (N)

July 20: Orlando City (A)

July 23: Chelsea (N)

July 30: Sevilla (H)

Aston Villa

Aston Villa will be racking up the air miles this summer, although it starts with a trip up the road to Walsall to kick things off.

A three-match trip to Australia follows where they will run into Leeds and Manchester United, and they round things off with a quick trip to France.

Steven Gerrard and Aston Villa players

July 9: Walsall (A)

July 17: Leeds (N)

July 20: Brisbane Roar (A)

July 23: Manchester United (N)

July 30: Rennes (A)


So far Bournemouth have only revealed a light pre-season schedule, although there is also a 'training camp' in Portugal that will include a couple of warm-up games against as-of-yet unconfirmed opposition.

July 23: Bristol City (H)

July 30: Real Sociedad (H)


Brentford start their pre-season with a low-key fixture at Boreham Wood before heading to Germany to play a couple of games.

They will then return to the UK to face Brighton at the Amex Stadium and finish things off with a home fixture against Real Betis.

July 9: Boreham Wood (A)

July 16: Stuttgart (A)

July 23: Wolfsburg (A)

July 26: Brighton (A)

July 30: Real Betis (H)


Brighton have an eclectic pre-season schedule which still has a few gaps to fill in the middle.

They will start with a home fixture against Belgian club Union Saint Gilloise, who are owned by Seagulls chairman Tony Bloom. After that they appear to be sticking to British opposition.

July 9: Union Saint-Gilloise (H)

July 23: Reading (A)

July 26: Brentford (H)


Thomas Tuchel - Chelsea

Chelsea have only announced fixtures for their American tour, although there will almost certainly be more fixtures to come.

They are one of the sides taking part in the Florida Cup, with their first fixture in Las Vegas before heading to the east coast.

July 17: Club America (N)

July 19: Charlotte (A)

July 23: Arsenal (N)

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace are another of the Premier League clubs who have decided to head to the Far East rather than to the US for pre-season.

Their first game is with Liverpool in Thailand* before they continue east to Australia for matches against Manchester United and Leeds.

*What is quite amusing at this point is that the Liverpool and Crystal Palace official websites can't seem to agree on where their match is being held this summer, which could be fun.

July 15: Liverpool (N)

July 18: Manchester United (N)

July 22: Leeds (N)


Frank Lampard after Everton draw at Watford

Everton have a light pre-season schedule for now but expect that to change in due course.

July 17: Arsenal (A)

July 21: Minnesota (A)


At the time of writing, all Fulham have confirmed is that they will be going to Portugal to take part in the Algarve Trophy.

It's part of a pre-season 'tour' of Portugal which also features a game against Estoril.

July 16: Nice (N)

July 17: Benfica (N)

July 24: Estoril (A)

July 31: Villarreal (H)


Leeds are another side off to Australia this summer to take part in the Queensland Champions Cup.

While they are Down Under, they are also planning to meet up with Crystal Palace for a bit of a kick-around too.

A Leeds United mural painted on the side of houses in Tilbury Mount in Holbeck

July 7: Blackpool (N)

July 14: Brisbane Roar (A)

July 17: Aston Villa (N)

July 22: Crystal Palace (N)

July 31: Cagliari (H)


Huge credit to Leicester here. While other clubs are going on commercial tours and fancy warm-weather 'camps', the Foxes are remaining old school.

They will play a random foreign team away, a lower league English team and finish off with a marquee home friendly. Glorious.

July 9: Notts County (Behind closed doors)

July 16: OH Leuven (A)

July 23: Preston (A)

July 31: Sevilla (H)


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Despite the Community Shield cutting Liverpool's pre-season short by a week, they are still trying to squeeze a lot in.

Thailand, Singapore*, Germany and Austria are destinations for the Reds this summer, although no date has been announced for the latter yet.

*Again, Crystal Palace appear to dispute the venue of this match.

July 12: Manchester United (N)

July 15: Crystal Palace (N)

July 21: RB Leipzig (A)

July 30: Manchester City (Community Shield)

July 31: Strasbourg (H)

TBC: Red Bull Salzburg (N)

Manchester City

Manchester City are Liverpool's opponents in the Charity Shield and they are heading off to America before that.

There are currently only two confirmed fixtures before their date with the Reds at Wembley, though.

July 20: Club America (N)

July 24: Bayern Munich (N)

July 31: Liverpool (Community Shield)

Manchester United

New Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag

Man Utd were one of the pioneers of commercial pre-season tours, and they are busy again this summer.

They will head to Thailand and Australia before heading home via Norway.

July 12: Liverpool (N)

July 15: Melbourne Victory (N)

July 19: Crystal Palace (N)

July 23: Aston Villa (N)

July 30: Atletico Madrid (N)

July 31: Rayo Vallecano (H)


We're not suggesting that Newcastle are missing the Tyne-Wear derby with Sunderland or anything, but they have arranged themsevles a pre-season that includes a trip to a Stadium of Light and a home match against a team who play in red and white stripes.

July 26: Benfica (A)

Julu 29: Atalanta (H)

July 30: Athletic Bilbao (H)

Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest don't appear to be in any kind of a rush to confirm their pre-season plans at all.

Indeed, at the time of writing they only have one confirmed, and even that has only been announced by the opposition.

Sam Surrage

July 18: Hertha Berlin (H)


Southampton are another club who don't appear to be in much of a rush to confirm their plans.

They have a couple of fixtures confirmed, one of which will be during their pre-season training camp in Austria.

July 18: SK Austria Klagenfurt (A)

July 30: Southampton (H)


Tottenham have been quick out the traps in the transfer market this summer and they have booked themselves what looks like a really fun pre-season too.

They will head to Korea to take advantage of Heung-min Son's immense popularity there, then come back to visit Rangers. They finish off in Israel, where they will play Roma in the I-Tech Cup.

July 13: Team K-League (A)

July 16: Sevilla (N)

July 23: Rangers (A)

July 30: Roma (N)

West Ham

David Moyes

West Ham are one of the cool kids of the Premier League who are keeping it traditional this summer.

In fact, they are doing everything within a 75-mile radius of their doorstep with two of the matches coming on the same day so the whole squad gets a full match. Nothing but respect for that.

July 12: Ipswich Town (A)

July 12 Boreham Wood (A)

July 16: Reading (A)

July 19: Rangers (A)

July 23: Luton Town (A)

July 30: Lens (A)


Wolves haven't been in a rush to finalise their pre-season plans this summer, with both of their confirmed games taking place during their training camp in Alicante.

July 20: Alaves (N)

July 23: Besiktas (N)

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