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Preseason schedules for all 20 Premier League teams

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With Premier League teams back in preseason training and pounding the pitches with fitness tests galore, now seems like a good time to see what is coming up for each team in the next few weeks.

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The 2017-18 PL campaign kicks off on August 12 and plenty of PL clubs will rack up some serious air miles between now and then.

Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City are all heading to the USA on tour, while Crystal Palace, Liverpool, West Brom and Leicester City will take part in the Premier League’s Asia Trophy in Hong Kong.

[ MORE: Full 2017-18 Premier League schedule ]

Arsenal and Chelsea will also head out to the Far East with plenty of other clubs heading to Continental Europe to train and play games at altitude.

Via the PremierLeague.com take a look below at the full schedules for each PL club, as things stands, with details on how to watch your team in action this summer.


Arsenal

13 July v Sydney FC, ANZ Stadium, Sydney Details
15 July v Western Sydney Wanderers, ANZ Stadium, Sydney Details
19 July v Bayern Munich (Shanghai Stadium) International Champions Cup Details
22 July v Chelsea (Bird’s Nest Stadium, Beijing) Details
29 July v Benfica, Emirates Stadium (Emirates Cup) Details
30 July v Sevilla, Emirates Stadium (Emirates Cup) Details
6 August v Chelsea, Wembley Stadium (Community Shield) Details

Bournemouth

15 July v Estoril Praia, Stadium Municipal, Marbella Details
22 July 
v Portsmouth, Fratton Park, Portsmouth Details
29 July v Queens Park Rangers, Loftus Road, London Details
30 July v Valencia, Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth Details
2 August v Yeovil Town, Huish Park, Yeovil Details
6 August v Napoli, Vitality Stadium Details

Brighton & Hove Albion

14 July v Fortuna Dusseldorf, Sportplatz St Ulrich, Austria Details
22 July v Crawley Town, Checkatrade.com Stadium, Crawley
25 July v Southend United, Roots Hall, Essex Details
29 July v Norwich City, Carrow Road, Norwich Details
1 August v Girona, Nou Estadi Municipal de Palamos, Catalonia Details
6 August v Atletico Madrid, Amex Stadium, Brighton Details

Burnley

14 July v Shamrock Rovers, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin Details
22 July v Kidderminster Harriers Details
22 July v Alfreton Town Details
25 July v Preston North End, Deepdale Details
29 July v Nottingham Forest, City Ground, Nottingham Details
1 August v Celta Vigo, Turf Moor, Burnley Details
5 August v Hannover 96, Turf Moor, Burnley Details

Chelsea

22 July v Arsenal, Bird’s Nest Stadium, Beijing Details
25 July v Bayern Munich, National Stadium, Singapore (International Champions Cup) Details
29 July v Inter Milan, National Stadium, Singapore (International Champions Cup) Details
6 August v Arsenal, Wembley Stadium (Community Shield) Details

Crystal Palace

15 July v Maidstone United, Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone Details
19 July v Liverpool, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong (PL Asia Trophy) Details
22 July v West Brom/Leicester City, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong (PL Asia Trophy) Details
5 August v Schalke 04, Selhust Park, London Details

Everton

13 July v Gor Mahia FC, Tanzania National Main Stadium, Tanzania Details
19 July v FC Twente, SV De Lutte, Overijssel Details
22 July v KRC Genk, Luminus Arena, Genk Details
27 July v TBC (UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg)
3 August v TBC (UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg)
6 August v Sevilla, Goodison Park, Liverpool Details

Huddersfield Town

12 July v Accrington Stanley, Wham Stadium, Accrington Details
16 July v Bury, Gigg Lane Details
22 July v Barnsley, Oakwell, Barnsley Details
1 August v Stuttgart, Schwaz, Austria Details
4 August v Torino, Jenbach, Austria Details

Leicester City

19 July v West Brom, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong (PL Asia Trophy) Details
22 July v Crystal Palace/Liverpool, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong (PL Asia Trophy) Details
26 July v Luton Town, Kenilworth Road, Luton Details
28 July v MK Dons, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes Details
29 July v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton Details
1 August v Burton Albion, Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent Details
4 August v Borussia Monchengladbach, King Power Stadium, Leicester Details

Liverpool

12 July v Tranmere Rovers, Prenton Park, Birkenhead Details
14 July v Wigan Athletic, DW Stadium, Wigan Details
19 July v Crystal Palace, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong (PL Asia Trophy) Details
22 July v West Brom/Leicester City, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong (PL Asia Trophy) Details
29 July v Hertha BSC, Olympiastadion Berlin Details
1 August v Bayern Munich/Atletico Madrid/Napoli, Allianz Arena (Audi Cup) Details
2 August v Bayern Munich/Atletico Madrid/Napoli, Allianz Arena (Audi Cup) Details
5 August v Athletic Club, Aviva Stadium, Dublin Details

Manchester City

20 July v Manchester United, NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas (International Champions Cup) Details
26 July v Real Madrid, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, (International Champions Cup) Details
29 July v Tottenham Hotspur, Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee (International Champions Cup) Details
4 August v West Ham United, Laugardalsvollur National Stadium, Reykjavik Details

Manchester United

15 July v LA Galaxy, Stubhub Centre, Los Angeles Details
17 July v Real Salt Lake, Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah Details
20 July v Manchester City, NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas (International Champions Cup) Details
23 July v Real Madrid, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California (International Champions Cup) Details
26 July v Barcelona, FedExField, Washington DC (International Champions Cup) Details
30 July v Valerenga, Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo Details
2 August v Sampdoria, Aviva Stadium, Dublin Details
8 August v Real Madrid, National Arena Filip II, FYR Macedonia (UEFA Super Cup)

Newcastle United

14 July v Heart of Midlothian, Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh Details
22 July v Preston North End, Deepdale, Preston Details
26 July v Bradford City, Northern Commercials Stadium, Bradford Details
29 July v FSV Mainz 05, Opel Arena, Mainz Details
2 August v Wolfsburg, AOK Stadion, Wolfsburg Details
6 August v Hellas Verona, St James’ Park, Newcastle upon Tyne Details

Southampton

Tour of France & Tour of Austria planned
22 July
v Brentford, Griffin Park, Brentford Details

Stoke City

10 July v Neuchatel Xamax, Tissot Arena, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland (Uhrencup) Details
12 July v Young Boys Bern, Tissot Arena, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland (Uhrencup) Details
15 July v AS Monaco, Neutral venue, Martigny, Switzerland Details
25 July v Sheffield United, Bramall Lane, Sheffield Details
29 July v Bolton Wanderers, Macron Stadium, Bolton Details
30 July v Crewe Alexandra, Alexandra Stadium, Crewe Details
5 August v RB Leipzig, Red Bull Arena, Leipzig Details

Swansea City

12 July v Barnet, The Hive Stadium, Harrow Details
15 July v Philadelphia Union, Philadelphia, US Details
19 July v Richmond Kickers, Richmond, US Details
22 July v North Carolina, Sahlen’s Stadium, US Details
29 July v Birmingham City, St Andrew’s, Birmingham Details
5 August v Sampdoria, Liberty Stadium Details

Tottenham Hotspur

22 July v Paris Saint-Germain, Camping World Stadium, Orlando (International Champions Cup) Details
25 July v Roma, Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey (International Champions Cup) Details
29 July v Manchester City, Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee (International Champions Cup) Details
5 August v Juventus, Wembley Stadium, London Details

Watford

8 July v Woking, Laithwaite Community Stadium, Woking Details
15 July v AFC Wimbledon, Cherry Red Records Stadium, Kingston Upon Thames Details
18 July v Viktoria Plzen, TBC, Austria Details
22 July v SD Eibar, TBC, Austria Details
29 July v Aston Villa, Villa Park, Birmingham Details
5 August v TBC, Vicarage Road, Watford Details

West Bromwich Albion

12 July v SK Slavia Prague, Kumberg Stadium, Kumberg Details
19 July v Leicester City, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong (PL Asia Trophy) Details
22 July v Crystal Palace/Liverpool, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong (PL Asia Trophy) Details
26 July v Walsall, Banks’s Stadium, Walsall Details
26 July v Burton Albion, Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent Details
29 July v Bristol Rovers, Memorial Stadium, Bristol Details
29 July v Slough Town Details
1 August v Kidderminster Harriers, Aggborough Stadium, Kidderminster Details
1 August v Port Vale, Vale Park, Stoke-on-Trent Details
5 August v Deportivo La Coruna, Estadio Riazor, A Coruna (Teresa Herrera Trophy) Details

West Ham United

28 July v Werder Bremen, Osterwald Stadion, Schneverdingen (Betway Cup) Details
29 July v Werder Bremen, Heinz-Dettmer Stadion, Lohne (Betway Cup) Details
1 August v Altona 93, Adolf-Jager-Kampfbahn Stadium, Hamburg Details
4 August v Manchester City, Laugardalsvollur National Stadium, Reykjavik Details

Montreal fires Biello after Impact loses nine of last 10

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Mauro Biello is out.

The Montreal Impact have parted ways with its entire coaching staff following a terrible end to a disappointing 2017 season which failed to see them build on an Eastern Conference Finals run.

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Montreal lost nine of its last 10 despite beating Toronto FC in Toronto, finishing with 39 points. That’s 11 points out of a playoff spot, which looked all but certain before their miserable finish to the campaign.

This despite an MVP caliber season from recently-extended Ignacio Piatti, who scored 17 goals with five assists. That the Impact failed was a bit baffling, especially following the midseason addition of Blerim Dzemaili, who chipped in seven goals and 10 assists in 22 matches.

There are some interesting pieces for the next boss, should 24-year-old Anthony Jackson-Hamel and 18-year-old Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla stick around.

The 45-year-old Biello finishes his first managerial gig following a playing career with the Impact (pre-MLS), Rochester Rhinos, and several indoor sides including the Impact, Toronto Thunderhawks, and Buffalo Blizzard.

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Notable stats from the Premier League weekend — Week 9

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What numbers jump out following another entertaining three days in the Premier League? We culled the web, with help from Opta, to find out.

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— 80,827 — The amount of fans at Wembley Stadium for Tottenham Hotspur’s 4-1 demolition of Liverpool, a new Premier League record.

— 6 — Spurs’ three-goal loss dropped Liverpool to a minus-2 goal differential, leaving just six Premier League sides with a positive goal differential: Man City (28), Man Utd (18), Spurs (13), Chelsea (7), Arsenal (5), Newcastle United (2).

4 — Number of teams that would have a positive goal differential had they not played City this season (Liverpool, Watford, Brighton and Hove Albion, Burnley).

— 65.5 — Percent possession for Manchester City this season, the top number in the league. Some more City superlatives:

  • 62.7 percent aerial duels won, tops in the league.
  • 18.9 shots per game, tops in the league.
  • 82.9 percent pass accuracy — say it with us — tops in the league.

— $190,000,000 — Money spent by Everton this summer, which fired Koeman on Monday following a 5-2 home loss to Arsenal.

— 0 — Shots on target by Crystal Palace in a 1-0 loss at Newcastle, one week after beating Chelsea at Selhurst Park.

— 7 — After beating Burnley and Bournemouth to start the season, West Brom has not won in seven PL contests.

— 19 — Goals allowed by Stoke City since its only clean sheet of the season, a 1-0 win over Arsenal.

— 23 — Sofiane Boufal’s magnificent match-winning goal against West Brom was his first Premier League marker in 23 outings.

— 37 — The percent possession for West Brom in Premier League matches this season, the worst mark in the league.

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Report: Mourinho to get bumper $89 million extension at Man Utd

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Jose Mourinho is in the third month of his second season in charge of Manchester United, and may join Antonio Conte as men to get a second contract early in his term.

Goal.com says Paris Saint-Germain’s interest in Mourinho will spur United chairman Ed Woodward into action.

Unlike Conte, who received improved terms and the same length at Chelsea, the report says Mourinho will get a new five-year deal.

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The report says Mourinho’s terms would be worth almost $89 million over the length of the deal, close to $18 million per season.

The 54-year-old has never spent more than four years at a club, his longest stay as an assistant as Barcelona. Last season, he won the Europa League and League Cup for United while finishing sixth in the Premier League.

This season, United is off to a second-place start, leading Spurs on goal differential following a first loss of the season Saturday at Huddersfield Town.

This is about money and security for Mourinho who, let’s face it, probably won’t stay at United for five seasons. It would go against his record, and it’s difficult to imagine he’ll buck his career trend and make it five years. The new deal would be a raise, keep him from PSG for now, and probably will do the trick.

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Report: Yaya Toure lined up by New York City FC

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There are few details, but a report tabbed as exclusive by The Manchester Evening News says a new midfield force could be headed to Major League Soccer.

Yaya Toure’s resurgent 2016-17 has not been followed by a busy 2017-18, at least not yet, as the report says Yaya is set to head to New York City FC following the departure of Andrea Pirlo.

[ MORE: Koeman fired | Who’s in line? ]

Toure, who turns 35 in May, has regularly been on the subs bench for Pep Guardiola this season after signing a one-year contract. He’s played 29 minutes as a sub over the last two Premier League matches, and his lone start came in a League Cup win over West Brom, where he captained City.

Toure has 59 goals and 33 assists in 222 Premier League matches.

The Ivorian is not a pace monger, but neither were Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard and both were effective when healthy in MLS. Toure’s powerful presence in the midfield could be worth the wage packet and headache, but we’d pay a penny for Patrick Vieira’s thoughts.

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