Believe it or not the new Premier League season begins in just under four weeks.
That’s right, on Aug. 12 the 2016-17 campaign arrives and every team is currently putting in the long miles and hard graft in preseason.
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With running drills galore over the past 7-10 days, players will now be relieved that the preseason games will soon begin.
11 PL teams are in action this week, with West Ham United, Crystal Palace and Swansea City all in the USA on preseason tours.
Some teams have already had a few low-key games but with the majority of the PL’s star players still resting after their exertions in summer tournaments such as Copa America Centenario and EURO 2016, things will start to heat up from here on out during preseason.
This summer 11 PL teams will be heading to North America as Crystal Palace, Swansea City, Southampton, West Ham United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Stoke City, Bournemouth, Leicester City and Middlesbrough will send teams to the U.S. to play at least one game on various preseason tours.
We have the International Champions Cup coming up in North America, Australia, Europa and China, plus plenty more prestigious preseason tournaments which will get teams in tune before a huge new season.
Below are the preseason fixtures for PL teams up until the end of this week, Jul. 17.
15 July v Stade Nyonnais (Stade de Colovray, Nyon)
16 July v Rapid Vienna (Allianz Stadion, Vienna)
13 July v Philadelphia Union (PPL Park, Philadelphia)
16 July v FC Cincinnati (Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati)
15 July v Grimsby Town (Blundell Park)
16 July v North Ferriby United (Eon Visual Media Stadium)
8 July v Tranmere Rovers – Won 1-0
13 July v Fleetwood Town (Highbury Stadium)
17 July v Wigan Athletic (DW Stadium)
9 July v York City – Won 6-0
16 July v Doncaster Rovers (Keepmoat Stadium)
16 July v Burton Albion (Pirelli Stadium)
13 July v Charlotte Independence (Ramblewood Stadium, North Carolina)
16 July v Richmond Kickers (City Stadium, Virginia)
10 July v Woking – Drew 1-1
14 July v Stevenage (Lamex Stadium)
West Bromwich Albion
13 July v Paris Saint-Germain (Schladming Athletic Area, Austria)
16 July v Kidderminster Harriers (Aggborough)
West Ham United
5 July v Seattle Sounders – Lost 3-0
12 July v Carolina RailHawks (WakeMed Soccer Park, North Carolina)