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Full Premier League 2019-20 preseason schedule

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The 2019-20 Premier League season is approaching fast and plenty of players are getting ready to head back to their clubs.

Preseason is almost here.

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With that in mind, where are all 20 PL teams heading this summer? Plenty have overseas tours lined up, including Arsenal and Liverpool playing in the USA, as plenty of games here, there and everywhere is the main plan for July and early August.

Of course, some teams are yet to announce all of their preseason games and there will be a few changes and additions to game along the way, so keep heading back to this page for the latest updates.

Thanks to our friends at the PremierLeague.com, you will find the schedule for all 20 teams between now and August 9 when the new season kicks off.


Arsenal
6 July Arsenal XI v Boreham Wood (A)
15 July v Colorado Rapids (A)
17 July v Bayern Munich (Dignity Health Sports Park, Los Angeles)
20 July v Fiorentina (Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte)
23 July v Real Madrid (FedExField, Washington DC)
28 July v Olympique Lyonnais (H)
31 July v Angers (A)
4 August v Barcelona (A)

Aston Villa
21 July v Shrewsbury (A)
24 July v Walsall (A)
27 July v Charlton (A)
3 August v RB Leipzig (A)

Bournemouth
16 July v TBC (A)
20 July v Girona (A)
26 July v West Brom (A)
27 July v Brentford (A)
2 August v Lazio (H)
3 August v Lyon (H)

Brighton & Hove Albion
13 July v FC Liefering (Sportplatz Bischofshofen, Austria)
19 July v Crawley Town (A)
20 July v Fulham (EBB Stadium, Aldershot)
27 July v Birmingham (A)
2 August v Valencia (H)

Burnley
20 July v Crewe Alexandra (A)
20 July v Port Vale (A)
23 July v Fleetwood Town (A)
27 July v Wigan Athletic (A)
30 July v Nice (H)
3 August v Parma (H)

Chelsea
10 July v Bohemians (A)
13 July v St Patrick’s Athletic (A)
19 July v Kawasaki Frontale (Nissan Stadium, Yokohama)
23 July v Barcelona (Saitama Stadium, Saitama)
28 July v Reading (A)
31 July v RB Salzburg (A)
3 August v Monchengladbach (A)

Crystal Palace
9 July v Luzern (Tissot Arena, Bienne)
13 July v Young Boys (A)
16 July v Barnet (A)
19 July v Nottingham Forest (A)
20 July v Bromley (A)
27 July v Bristol City (A)
30 July v AFC Wimbledon (A)
3 August v Hertha Berlin (H)

Everton
7 July v Kariobangi Sharks (Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi)
14 July v Sion (Bagnes, Switzerland)
19 July v Monaco (Bagnes, Switzerland)
24 July v Wigan (A)
27 July v Mainz (A)
27 July v Sevilla (Opel Arena, Mainz)
3 August v Werder Bremen (A)

Leicester City
16 July v Scunthorpe United (A)
20 July v Cheltenham Town (A)
23 July v Cambridge (A)
27 July v Rotherham United (A)
27 July v Stoke City (A)
2 August v Atalanta (H)

Liverpool
11 July v Tranmere Rovers (A)
14 July v Bradford City (A)
19 July v Borussia Dortmund (Notre Dame Stadium, Indiana)
21 July v Sevilla (Fenway Park, Boston)
24 July v Sporting (Yankee Stadium, New York)
28 July v Napoli (Murrayfield)
31 July v Lyon (Stade de Geneve, Switzerland)
4 August v Manchester City (Wembley Stadium) Community Shield

Manchester City
17 July v West Ham (Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre)
20 July v Newcastle United/Wolves (Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai)
27 July v Yokohama F. Marinos (A)
4 August v Liverpool (Wembley Stadium) Community Shield

Manchester United
13 July v Perth Glory (A)
17 July v Leeds United (Optus Stadium, Perth)
20 July v Inter Milan (National Stadium Singapore)
25 July v Spurs (Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai)
30 July v Kristiansund (Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo)
3 August v AC Milan (Principality Stadium, Cardiff)

Newcastle United
17 July v Wolves (Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre)
20 July v Man City/West Ham (Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai)
30 July v Hibernian (A)
3 August v Saint-Etienne (H)

Norwich City
14 July v DSC Arminia Bielefeld (A)
24 July v Brentford (Colney Training Centre)
27 July v Luton Town (A)
30 July v Atalanta (H)
3 August v Toulouse (H)

Sheffield United
12 July v Real Betis (Algarve Stadium, Portugal)
16 July v Burton Albion (A)
20 July v Northampton Town (A)
23 July v Chesterfield (A)
27 July v Barnsley (A)

Southampton
14 July v SCR Altach (A)
20 July v Preston North End (A)
23 July v Guangzhou R&F (Estadio Campo Desportivo, Macau)
28 July v Feyenoord (A)
3 August v Koln (H)

Tottenham Hotspur
21 July v Juventus (National Stadium Singapore)
25 July v Man Utd (Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai)
4 August v Inter Milan (H)

Watford
27 July v Queens Park Rangers (A)

West Ham United
11 July v SCR Altach (A)
17 July v Man City (Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre)
20 July v Newcastle United/Wolves (Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai)
27 July v Fulham (A)
3 August v Athletic Bilbao (H) Betway Cup

Wolverhampton Wanderers
17 July v Newcastle United (Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre)
20 July v Man City/West Ham (Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai)
25 July v Crusaders or B36 Torshavn (H) UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first leg (H)
1 August v Crusaders or B36 Torshavn (H) UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second leg (H)

Brazilian player Taison banned in Ukraine for response to racism

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) Brazilian player Taison has been banned for one game for his reaction to racist abuse in a Ukrainian league game.

The Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder showed his middle finger to Dynamo Kyiv fans who had abused him with monkey chants and kicked the ball into the stands during a game Nov. 10. Taison was shown a red card.

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The Ukrainian Football Association ordered Taison to serve a one-game ban plus a suspended two-game ban.

Dynamo has been fined 500,000 hryvnyas ($20,000) and ordered to play one game behind closed doors. Another one-game sanction is suspended.

World players’ union FIFPro says “sanctioning a victim of racial abuse is beyond comprehension and it plays into the hands of those who promote this kind of disgraceful behavior.”

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Top Premier League storylines: Week 13

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Yes, Jose Mourinho is back in the Premier League and, sure, both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manuel Pellegrini are in managerial hot seats, but is there any match more intriguing than Man City and Chelsea squaring off with the knowledge that a bad outcome could see them double digits out of first?

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Below we take a look at the key storylines to keep an eye on across the PL this weekend.


The Jose Mourinho Era begins against a familiar foe

  • West Ham v. Tottenham Hotspur — Saturday, 7:30 a.m. ET, on NBCSN

Manuel Pellegrini and Jose Mourinho have matched wits many times, which could help the former in his bid to get ready for a rankled Spurs side to kickstart the Premier League weekend.

Mourinho has only matched up with six managers more than Pellegrini in his career, and boasts a 7W-3D-4L record. Can he quickly get Spurs put together for a visit to a desperate Irons side.


Chelsea, Man City put slim title hopes on the line

  • Manchester City v. Chelsea — Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET, on NBC

Both Pep Guardiola‘s City and Frank Lampard‘s Chelsea have lost to Liverpool, meaning their chances to directly affect the Reds’ title hopes are limited. Matches like this one are the ones that get the Reds salivating, in fact, knowing that only one team can snare three points.

City enters the day nine points back of first and a point behind Chelsea and Leicester City. The Top Four race sure looks clear cut right now — the chasing pack is eight points behind fourth — but failure to win on Saturday will likely leave either side double-digit points back of first.


Knock off the Red Devils? Wilder things have happened

  • Sheffield United v. Manchester United — Sunday, 11:30 p.m. ET, on NBCSN

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has the newly-promoted side in fifth place on the table, one point better than his celebrated visitors. The Blades will sit no worse than five points back of the Top Four if they can beat Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s Red Devils, adding another big name to a season of results which already includes a defeat of Arsenal and draws against Chelsea and Spurs. United is still without Paul Pogba and now will also miss Scott McTominay. Another upset brewing?


Reds hope to get back to business as usual in title fight

  • Crystal Palace v. Liverpool — Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, on NBC Sports Gold

A week removed from a glitzy show against Man City, Jurgen Klopp‘s Reds now visit a Palace side who is probably getting sick of facing the Premier League’s best. Roy Hodgson‘s table rise has been stunted by a four-match winless run that includes 2-0 losses to Man City, Leicester City, and Chelsea to go with a 2-2 draw against Arsenal.

A Liverpool win will boost it clearer of Man City and/or Chelsea, as the Reds seek a double-digit lead on the field (Second-place Leicester City is away to Brighton and Hove Albion).


Arsenal looks to right wobbly league ship versus slumping Saints

  • Arsenal v. Southampton — Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, on NBCSN

Unai Emery‘s Gunners may be doing fine in the Europa League, but they’ve taken just two points from 12 since an Oct. 6 defeat of Bourrnemouth at the Emirates Stadium. Saints only win since mid-September in any competition is a 4-0 demolition of rivals Portsmouth. If Arsenal cannot get right here, well…

The 2 Robbies break down Tottenham’s big switch from Poch to Mou

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Maybe you saw the firing of Mauricio Pochettino coming, and maybe you even though Jose Mourinho could be in the running to take his place, but the whole thing happening in rapid fire fashion calls for something different.

Call it an emergency podcast for The 2 Robbies.

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Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle respond to the shocking and divisive news coming from North London earlier this week.

Tottenham Hotspur sacked Pochettino and quickly replaced him with The Special One. This episode also includes some of Jose’s first words as the new Spurs Head Coach.

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Pochettino leaves emotional whiteboard message to Spurs

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Mauricio Pochettino and his backroom staff have left Tottenham Hotspur, but not without fond words for the North London set.

Pochettino’s backroom staff was also dismissed, with assistant Jesus Perez and coaches Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez leaving to make room for Jose Mourinho’s crew.

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And Perez wanted to make sure that the world knew the final words Pochettino left for his players, something that has Tottenham supporters even more emotional.

It also surely plays as a political piece which will increase the villain status of Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who’s been under fire for not helping Pochettino by selling players who did not want to be in North London.

Even Mourinho heaped praise on his predecessor.

“Mauricio, for the work he did, this club will be always his home,” Mourinho said. “He can come when he wants. When he misses the players, when he misses the people he work with. The door is always open for him. He will find happiness again. He will find a great club again. He will have a great future.”

Get your tissues, Spurs fans.