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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

Promoted! Fulham back in PL after 1 season in Championship

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Fulham are headed back to the Premier League after claiming west London derby delight at the expense of local rivals Brentford in Tuesday’s Championship promotion playoff final at Wembley Stadium.

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It was an incredibly cagey affair — as the Championship promotion playoff final tends to be — that saw the two sides combine for just 17 shots (four on target) through 90 minutes of regular time. In the end, it was the most unlikely of restarts halfway through extra time that sent the Cottagers on their way.

Brentford were nearly the architects of their own downfall early in the first half. FirstIt was a poor back pass from Henrik Dalsgaard that left David Raya in worlds of trouble in the 10th minute, though Fulham were unable to find a proper chance amid the chaos inside Brentford’s box.

Fulham were perhaps fortunate not to go a man down in the 29th minute, when Harrison Reed slid through Christian Norgaard and put studs into the Dane’s ankle. Reed came over top of the ball in a 50-50 challenge and, despite first making contact with the ball, came in with borderline excessive force and in a reckless fashion. Nonetheless, only a yellow card for the on-loan Southampton youngster.

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The start of the second half looked like more of the same from the first half: Fulham with an early chance and Brentford scrambling to stay level. Neeskens Kebano curled a free kick around the wall in the 48th minute, likely beating Raya if it was on frame, but only managed to rippled the outside netting.

Championship Golden Boot runner-up (25 goals) Ollie Watkins had the final scoring chance of regular time in the 70th minute as he fired from the edge of Fulham’s penalty area, but Marek Rodak was able to comfortably palm the ball over the crossbar. Still, the first threatening signs of life from the Bees.

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The decisive moment finally arrived in the 105th minute, and it came from absolutely nothing — less than nothing, one might credibly argue. Joe Bryan was tasked with restarting play following a foul roughly 50 yards from goal. Rather than lofting the ball high and to the back post, as Raya so clearly expected him to do, Bryan wrapped his left foot around the ball and whipped it toward the near post — as “near” as it can be from 50-plus yards. Raya was painfully slow to recognize the shot and tried to scramble across the face of goal, but never had a chance of getting anywhere near the ball.

Bryan doubled Fulham’s lead in the 117th minute. It was fast and fluid one-two atop Brentford’s penalty area and the left back tucked it away to seal promotion back to the top flight, and it turned out to be hugely necessary after Dalsgaard poked home a late consolation goal for the Bees with virtually the last kick of the game.

Fulham spent the 2018-19 season in the Premier League but finished with just 26 points in 19th place and were relegated back to the Championship after one season. Only time will tell if they’re able to stay in the top division this time, or if they’re a full-time yo-yo club.

Transfer confirmed: Ferran Torres to Man City for $26 million

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Reports sending Valencia youngster Ferran Torres to Man City have been burning red-hot over the last 24 hours.

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Man City confirmed their capture of the 20-year-old — one of the brightest prospects in all of Europe — on Tuesday.

Torres, who came through the Valencia academy, tallied six goals and seven assists in 43 appearances (all competitions), including two of each in the Champions League, for Valencia this season.

He broke into Valencia’s first team back in November of 2017, at the age of 17, before establishing himself as a regular over the last two seasons.

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Reports out of the UK claim it will reportedly cost just $26 million to bring Ferran Torres to Man City, plus possible add-ons, as he had just one year remaining on his contact with Valencia. Torres reportedly met with City sporting director Txiki Begiristain earlier on Tuesday, adding further fuel to the fire that a move was imminent.

Torres seems an obvious replacement for recently departed winger Leroy Sane. He’ll join Raheem Sterling as one of only two natural wingers in Pep Guardiola’s squad, offering more tactical flexibility — not to mention, width — after City were fairly limited in the wide areas during the 2019-20 season.

Championship playoff final: How to watch, start time, odds, prediction

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Fulham – Brentford: Team news is in with the two West London sides set to do battle for a place in the Premier League in the Football League Championship promotion playoff final at Wembley Stadium.

We can hardly wait to find out who’ll claim the 20th berth in the 2020-21 Premier League season in the richest game on earth.

[ MORE: Predictions, Odds for Europe ]

Kickoff is at 2:45 pm ET Tuesday at Wembley Stadium.

Team news


Key players

Fulham leading scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic’s 26 goals were the joint-most in the Championship and more than three times as many as Tom Cairney, second amongst the Cottagers. He’s healthy for the first time after missing the semis with a hamstring injury.

Brentford’s Ollie Watkins scored the same amount of goals as Mitrovic, tying for the league lead, and he’s joined by Said Benrahma’s 17 goals (fifth in the league) and Bryan Mbeumo (eighth). The latter have combined for 16 assists, too. The Bees can sting.

Their seasons

Brentford won a even-straight league games to surge into the mix for automatic promotion but lost their last two, meeting Fulham on 81 points.

As for the Cottagers, Fulham finished the season on a seven-match unbeaten run which included five wins

Their playoffs

Brentford overcame a 1-0 first-leg deficit to oust Swansea City in the semifinal, while Fulham’s first leg win was enough to outlast Cardiff City’s strong second leg in their semi.

Odds and ends

Brentford beat Fulham twice, 1-0 at Griffin Park and 2-0 at Craven Cottage.

The Bees are favored to win the match at +108 odds, while Fulham carries +265 odds of a win.

Prediction

Mitrovic’s availability is huge for a Fulham side hoping to break down the league’s second-stingiest defense. Brentford feels like it’s the superior side but Fulham has been here and Cairney even scored the goal to beat Aston Villa in the 2017-18 playoff final. That experience is an X-factor, but we’ll still call Brentford 2-1 winners.

How to watch Fulham – Brentford

Kickoff: 2:45 pm ET Tuesday
Stream: ESPN+

Pulisic Watch: Goal, hamstring injury in FA Cup final

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Christian Pulisic had both a dream and nightmare outing in the FA Cup final, as he became the first USMNT player in history to score in the FA Cup final but looked to have severely injured his hamstring.

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Pulisic, 21, scored a superb opener at Wembley as he dazzled for Chelsea early on but right at the start of the second half he raced clear of the Arsenal defense, again, but appeared to injure his right hamstring badly before he took a shot.

Injury update, latest news on Pulisic

Frank Lampard gave a Pulisic injury update after the game and said that the USMNT star would not be fit to play in their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg game at Bayern Munich next Saturday. Lampard also confirmed that Pulisic will have a scan on his injured hamstring to determine the severity of the damage.

Here’s a close look at a superb display for Pulisic which ended in injury.


2nd minute: Found on the ball and plays it back to Rudiger. Chelsea looking to play the ball direct early on.

7th minute: GOALLL! Finds Giroud centrally, then surges forward and finds Mount on the left.  A cross from Mount is flicked to Pulisic by Giroud and he dinks home over Emiliano Martinez. Pulisic becomes the first USMNT player in history to score in an FA Cup final.

9th minute: Man, is he up for this. Pulisic puts Bellerin under pressure and wins the ball back for Chelsea.

11th minute: Lovely feet from Pulisic as he ran past two Arsenal defenders and at another two, before hitting a shot right at Emiliano Martinez.

14th minute: A nice flick to Giroud who didn’t quite read it. Lovely creativity.

20th minute: Picks up the ball on the left and is calm and composed on the ball. Always looking to drift inside.

31st minute: Cuts in from the right and flies past two players but Alonso fouls and the attack is over. Chelsea struggling after Arsenal’s equalizer.

38th minute: Found by Kovacic and plays it wide as Chelsea try and possess the ball after losing captain Azpilcueta to injury, who had given away the penalty kick Arsenal equalized from.

41st minute: Almost gets away but Arsenal stop him. A real nuisance.

45th minute: Tackled by Kieran Tierney, as Arsenal win a free kick right on the edge of the box but it is flashed wide.

47th minute: Right at the start of the second half he accelerates towards goal and is away from the Arsenal defense, but he pulls up in agony with a right hamstring injury before getting a shot away which is just wide. Somehow he still had a shot despite being in agony.

48th minute: Pulisic is in agony as he is helped off the pitch and Pedro replaces him. A dream start to the FA Cup final ends in agony for the American. Chelsea and USMNT fans everywhere will be waiting anxiously to hear the latest Pulisic injury update.

UPDATE: Pulisic went straight down the tunnel and was seen late in the second half as the other Chelsea players sat in the stand and watched their team.