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Pre-Season

Premier League pre-season friendlies: a day-by-day fixture guide

Pre-season is well underway and over half of the teams in the Premier League have already been in action over the last week.

Our ‘Pre-Season’ tab provides a comprehensive team-by-team guide to all 20 clubs, detailing the dates of their fixtures as well as the minutes played, goalscorers and assist-makers in each of the games.

For who those who prefer a chronological calendar of this summer’s friendlies, we have put together a date-by-date version in the article below.

Some teams are scheduled to be in action twice on the same day, so any ‘fixture clash’ you may spot is not (necessarily) a mistake.

We’ll have more Scout Notes for you over the coming days and beyond as we bring to light any stand-out team selections, injury updates and talking points from the various pre-season games.

Our pre-season minutes spreadsheet has been updated in the meantime:

Pre-Season Fixture Calendar

Sunday July 7

Kariobangi Sharks 1-1 Everton

Tuesday July 9

Luzern 1-1 Crystal Palace (5-6 on pens) 

Wednesday July 10

Bohemians 1-1 Chelsea

Thursday July 11

Tranmere Rovers 0-6 Liverpool
SCR Altach 2-3 West Ham United

Friday July 12

Real Betis 0-1 Sheffield United
Fulham 0-1 Burnley

Saturday July 13

FC Liefering 2-5 Brighton and Hove Albion
St. Patrick’s Athletic 0-4 Chelsea 
Young Boys 2-0 Crystal Palace
Perth Glory 0-2 Manchester United

Sunday July 14

FC Sion 0-0 Everton
Bradford City 1-3 Liverpool
DSC Arminia Bielefield 2-2 Norwich City
SCR Altach 1-1 Southampton

Tuesday July 16

Bournemouth 3-2 Wimbledon
Colorado Rapids 0-3 Arsenal
Barnet 6-2 Crystal Palace
Burnley 8-0 Accrington Stanley
Burnley 2-3 Tranmere
Scunthorpe United 0-1 Leicester City
Bonner SC 1-4 Norwich City
Burton Albion 2-1 Sheffield United

Wednesday July 17

West Ham United 1-4 Manchester City
Leeds United 0-4 Manchester United
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 Newcastle United

Thursday July 18

Minnesota United 0-3 Aston Villa
Bayern Munich 1-2 Arsenal
Ajax 2-1 Watford

Friday July 19

Crawley Town 0-1 Brighton and Hove Albion
Kawasaki Frontale 1-0 Chelsea 
Nottingham Forest 1-0 Crystal Palace
AS Monaco 0-1 Everton
Schalke 1-2 Norwich City

Saturday July 20

Girona 2-1 Bournemouth
Fulham 2-1 Brighton and Hove Albion 
Crewe Alexandra 1-0 Burnley
Port Vale 1-3 Burnley
Cheltenham Town 1-2 Leicester City
Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Liverpool
Newcastle United 1-0 West Ham United
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Manchester City
Inter Milan 0-1 Manchester United
Northampton Town 0-2 Sheffield United
Preston North End 1-3 Southampton
Bayer Leverkusen 1-2 Watford

Sunday July 21

Fiorentina 0-3 Arsenal
Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Aston Villa
Sevilla v Liverpool
Juventus 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur

Tuesday July 23

Fleetwood Town v Burnley
Barcelona v Chelsea
Cambridge United v Leicester City
Chesterfield v Sheffield United
Guangzhou R&F v Southampton

Wednesday July 24

Real Madrid v Arsenal
Walsall v Aston Villa
Wigan Athletic v Everton 
Manchester City v Kitchee FC
Norwich City v Brentford

Thursday July 25

Sporting v Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crusaders (Europa League)

Friday July 26

West Bromwich Albion v Bournemouth

Saturday July 27

Charlton Athletic v Aston Villa
Brentford v Bournemouth 
Birmingham City v Brighton and Hove Albion
Wigan Athletic v Burnley 
Bristol City v Crystal Palace
FSV Mainz 05 v Everton 
Sevilla v Everton 
Rotherham United v Leicester City
Stoke City v Leicester City
Yokohama F. Marinos v Manchester City
Preston North End v Newcastle United
Luton Town v Norwich City
Barnsley v Sheffield United
Queens Park Rangers v Watford
Fulham v West Ham United

Sunday July 28

Arsenal v Lyon
Reading v Chelsea
Napoli v Liverpool 
Feyenoord v Southampton 

Tuesday July 30

Burnley v Nice
AFC Wimbledon v Crystal Palace 
Kristiansund v Manchester United
Hibernian v Newcastle United
Norwich City v Atalanta
Tottenham Hotspur v Real Madrid 

Wednesday July 31

Angers v Arsenal
RB Salzburg v Chelsea
Lyon v Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur v Bayern Munich/Fenerbahce

Thursday August 1

Crusaders v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Europa League)

Friday August 2

Bournemouth v Lazio
Brighton and Hove Albion v Valencia
Leicester City v Atalanta

Saturday August 3

RB Leipzig v Aston Villa
Bournemouth v Lyon
Burnley v Parma 
Borussia Moenchengladbach v Chelsea
Crystal Palace v Hertha Berlin 
Werder Bremen v Everton 
AC Milan v Manchester United 
Newcastle United v Saint-Etienne
Norwich City v Toulouse
Southampton v FC Koln
Watford v Real Sociedad
West Ham United v Athletic Bilbao

Sunday August 4

Barcelona v Arsenal
Liverpool v Manchester City (Community Shield)
Tottenham Hotspur v Inter Milan 


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370 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Markus
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 28 days ago

    Dunk at Leicester if it happens will provide an interesting premium defender dilemma - he'll clearly prove outstanding value, but will the difference to a 6.5/7m still prove worthy extra investment for starting ix? Will be a close calculation I think

    1. Clump
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 28 days ago

      It doesn't matter. 3x premium + Dunk will be the meta.

      1. pingissimus
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 28 days ago

        I’ve been on 3 premium plus 4.5 for a while - it enabled an awful lot.

        Looking at fixtures I’m not convinced Dunk is that great before likely first WC. May stick with what I have. Going forward though he could be it

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 28 days ago

          I'd have 4 premiums and Dunk. A 4m defender (Kelly) is a false investment as you need to use up 2FT or a hit to change things. I'd have a Leicester Dunk and be happy to shift him in and out of my starting line-up.

          1. pingissimus
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 28 days ago

            Perhaps

            But I’m fairly sure I’ll WC around international break - 4 defenders and 5 playable mids season should see me through till then.

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 28 days ago

      He'd become a squad staple. At that price, no need to play every week like a premium

    3. Christina.
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 28 days ago

      He is in my team. (and not leaving)

      1. Christina.
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 28 days ago

        Makes getting Kane even sweeter.

    4. BigBarn
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 28 days ago

      I think this applies if you're thinking of playing 5ATB. Then, he might just be getting in the way of premium points. Any other formation, he'd be in everyone's team, surely? Not so many decent 4.5 options out there.

    5. Little fekirs
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 28 days ago

      How many CS’s will they keep in the first 6 weeks ?

      I’d guess 1 or 2.

      1. pingissimus
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 28 days ago

        This.

        Leicester aren’t going to sit back for sure - they were just about the only team to take the game to City at the end of last season. Nice to see but hardly a recipe for cs

      2. Christina.
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 28 days ago

        Dunk is not just about CS's. You should know that.

        I would be ecstatic with 2/4 CS before I WC.

        1. pingissimus
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 28 days ago

          True

          But how many attacking returns last time? 3 or 4. Odds are you’re just looking at cs early.

          I’m on your side though with a 4.5 starter that could make a mockery of squids spent on City defence.

  2. mackan
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 28 days ago

    Ederson
    Azpi vvd robbo Digne laporte
    Salah kdb
    King vardy jota

    What about this?

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 28 days ago

      Not bad. Not sure Azpi is that great of an option from the off, would prefer Coleman

  3. Ask Yourself
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 28 days ago

    After first couple of GWs Kane and a city attacker rotate perfectly for captaincy. Might get on triple pool defence with them on a GW3 WC

    1. Little fekirs
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 28 days ago

      I’m starting with Aubameyang and looking to move him to Kane at GW3 to pair with sterling as my big hitters.

      1. pingissimus
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 28 days ago

        It’s very tempting. But Arsenal look such a mess in this transfer window I’ll probably not go there. They need to get their winger in pronto to tempt me

        1. Little fekirs
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 28 days ago

          No different to last year. Going forward Arsenal will score goals, especially with those first 2 fixtures.

          If they don’t then I just sideways to Kane.

          1. pingissimus
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 28 days ago

            Sort of. But this time they’re looking for an extra attacker - if he comes in late I’m not going there early

      2. Ask Yourself
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 28 days ago

        Yeah he is in mine atm

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 28 days ago

      They rotate well from the off.

      City v Spurs is crying out for a captain on Aguero or Sterling

  4. Legohair
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 28 days ago

    How ive not seen Dwight Mcneill in any squads here? Best burnley player in spring by far. Could be very good pick this season.

    1. Little fekirs
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 28 days ago

      Considering him, but prefer Barkley, Redmond and Tielemans at similar prices.

      1. Legohair
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 28 days ago

        I only got 6.0 to use for midfielder, he is currently in my team, offcourse my team will chance a lot before season starts but atm mcneil feels like good pick

  5. Winston.
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 28 days ago

    Who to pick for the first few gameweeks of these? Supposing Zaha stays in CPL...

    A. Tielemans (WOL, che, shu, BOU)
    B. Perez (WOL, che, shu, BOU)
    C. Zaha (EVE, shu, mun, AVL)

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 28 days ago

      Tielemans for me. Stats probably don't show it, but he just has that air of class around him

      1. OLDHERMAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 28 days ago

        +1, great player

    2. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 28 days ago

      Gross

  6. Markus
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 28 days ago

    Squad yes, but I guess that's the point, some will intend him as a starter to spend more on fwds - see Christina above, others just a backup that never plays. If Zappacosta a starter, it starts to become even more interesting...

  7. maurorodi00
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 28 days ago

    A) Pulisic and jimenez
    Or
    B)Wilson and zaha ? I think b for the start is better

  8. maurorodi00
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 28 days ago

    Also sterling or aguero?

  9. DirtySanchez
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 28 days ago

    I cant believe the lack of love that Giroud has on this site.

    Main striker for chelsea, not particularly injury prone at 7m.

    Absolute Bargain.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 28 days ago

      When people know who the main Chelsea striker is they’ll be in lots of teams

      1. DirtySanchez
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 28 days ago

        Is there an alternative?

        1. OLDHERMAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 28 days ago

          There are two in fact, even if you do not consider them.

        2. Andy'81
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 28 days ago

          Tammy, Batshuayi and Chelski have a lot of mids who have a better price tag then Giroud, we have to wait for the preseason information to roll in before jumping on one.