Now the football season is officially over we are going to be taking a look at what each of the top six sides has lined up for pre-season.
Pre-season is an extremely important time for any club. It gives the manager a chance to have another look at what they're missing and also allows new players to get to know they're new teammates. In pre-season, you will see a lot of youth team players getting chances, as well as new formations and positions being tested. This year it is going to be vital that the tops teams get it right and hit the ground running on the first game of the season.
The current Champions of the Premier League only have four pre-season games scheduled so far. They travel to China for their first two games and then go to Japan for the first ever time. Man City‘s final game is against Liverpool in the community shield.
vs West Ham: Nanjing Olympic Sports Center, China – Wednesday 17th July, 13:30 UK time.
vs Opponents TBC: Hongkou Football Stadium, Shanghai, China – Saturday 20th July, 11:00 UK time.
vs Yokohama F. Marinos: Nissan Stadium, Yokohama, Japan – Saturday 27th July, 11:30 UK time.
vs Liverpool: Wembley Stadium, London, England – Sunday 4th August, 15:00 UK time.
For more information on Man City's pre-season fixtures click here.
Liverpool has the busiest preseason schedule out of all the top six teams. This is surprising considering they played the longest, along with Spurs, due to the Champions League final. Expect to see a lot of academy players present in these games as a result.
vs Tranmere Rovers: Prenton Park, Birkenhead, England – Thursday 11th July, 19:30 UK Time.
vs Bradford City: Northern Commercials Stadium, Bradford, England – Sunday 14th July, 15:00 UK time.
vs Borussia Dortmund: Notre Dame Stadium, Indiana, USA – Saturday 20th July, 01:00 UK time.
vs Sevilla: Fenway Park, Boston, USA – Sunday 20th July, 23:00 UK time.
vs Sporting Lisbon: Yankee Stadium, New York, USA – Thursday 25th July, 01:00 UK time.
vs Napoli: BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland – Sunday 28th July, 17:00 Uk time.
vs Olympique Lyonnais: Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland – Wednesday 31st July, 18:00 UK time.
vs Man City: Wembley Stadium, London, England – Sunday 4th August, 15:00 UK time.
vs FC Schalke 04: Anfield, Liverpool, England – Tuesday 6th August, 19:00 UK time.
For more information on Liverpool's pre-season fixtures click here.
The Premier League starts on the weekend beginning the 10th of August. Chelsea finish their preseason at the end of July giving them 10 days to get their players in the best possible condition for the start of the new season.
vs Kawasaki Frontale: Nissan Stadium, Yokohama, Japan – Friday 19th July, 11:00 UK time.
vs Barcelona: Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama, Japan – Tuesday 23rd July, 11:30 UK time.
vs Reading: Madejski Stadium, Reading, England – Sunday 28th July, 15:00 UK time.
vs Red Bull Salzburg: Red Bull Salzburg Arena, Salzburg, Austria – 31st July, 13:00 UK time.
For more information on Chelsea's pre-season fixtures click here.
With the Champions League not finishing until the 1st of June, Spurs‘ players will need a rest. A lot of them then went on the play for their countries and as a result, Spurs don't pre-season games until July 21st.
vs Juventus: Singapore National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore – Sunday 21st July – 12:30 UK time.
vs Man United: Hongkou Football Stadium, Shanghai, China – Thursday 25th July – 12:30 UK time.
vs Real Madrid: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany – Tuesday 30th July – 16:00 UK time.
vs TBC: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany – Wednesday 31st July – KO TBC.
vs Inter Milan: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England – Sunday 4th August 15:00 UK time.
For more information on Spurs' pre-season fixtures click here.
The Gunners start their pre-season campaign earlier than any of the top six. Arsenal are taking a team made up mainly of u23's and u18s to Boreham Wood before the first team get back into it properly.
vs Boreham Wood: Meadow Park, Borehamwood, England – Saturday 6th July – 15:00 UK time.
vs Colorado Rapids: DICK's Sporting Goods Park, Colorado, USA – Tuesday 16th July – 01:00 UK time.
vs Bayern Munich: Dignity Health Sports Park, California, USA – Thursday 18th July – 04:00 UK time.
vs AS Roma: Bank of America Stadium, Carolina, USA – Saturday 20th July – 23:00 UK time.
vs Real Madrid: FedExField, Maryland, USA – Wednesday 24th July- 00:00 UK time.
vs Olympique Lyonnais: Emirates Stadium, London, England – Sunday 28th July – 15:15 UK time.
For more information on Arsenal's pre-season fixtures click here.
Last season was a very disappointing season for Man United. They need to make a lot of signings and embed them into the team straight away. A good pre-season is going to be pivotal for Solskjaer this year.
vs Perth Glory: Optus Stadium, Perth, Australia – Saturday 13th July – 12:00 UK time.
vs Leeds United: Optus Stadium, Perth, Australia – Wednesday 17th July – 12:00 UK time.
vs Inter Milan: Singapore National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore – Saturday 20th July – 12:30 UK time.
vs Spurs: Hongkou Football Stadium, Shanghai, China – Thursday 25th July – 12:30 UK time.
vs AC Milan: Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales – Saturday 3rd August – 17:30 UK time.
For more information on Man United's pre-season fixtures click here.