With England’s defeat in the final of Euro 2020, the focus in the world of football will rapidly shift back to home issues.
Despite the fact that it doesn’t seem like much time has passed since the end of the previous Premier League season, all clubs are back in pre-season training and hard at work in preparation for the 2021/22 season.
We already know the schedule for when competitive action begins – the Community Shield is on August 7 and the Premier League begins the following week on Friday, August 13 – but all 20 top-flight clubs will have many pre-season friendlies to prepare for.
New signings, new managers, and new strategies are all on the horizon for various teams, and there’s also the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics to consider for a few players, as well as late returns from both Euro 2020 and the Copa America, making the calendar of friendly matches crucial for managers to get their entire squad up to the required fitness level.
From mid-July onwards, here’s a rundown of every Premier League club’s pre-season schedule and the games they’ll play this summer, all times BST and subject to change.
Arsenal 17 July 2pm – vs Rangers at Ibrox 25 July 11pm – vs Inter Milan at Camping World Stadium, Orlando 28 July 11pm or 29 July 1:30am – vs Everton or Millonarios at Camping World Stadium, Orlando 1 August 3pm – vs Chelsea at Emirates Stadium 8 August 2pm – vs Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Aston Villa 21 July 7:30pm – vs Walsall at Bankss Stadium 24 July 3
Norwich City 16 July 7pm vs Kings Lynn Town at The Walks 20 July 12pm vs Lincoln City at Lotus Training Ground 23 July 12pm vs Huddersfield Town at Lotus Training Ground 28 July 6pm vs Coventry City at Technique Stadium 31 July 3pm vs Sheffield United at Bramall Lane 3 August 8pm vs Gillingham at Carrow Road 7 August 2pm vs Newcastle United at Saint James’ Park
17 July 3pm – vs Leyton Orient at the Breyer Group Stadium 21 July 7:45pm – vs Colchester United at JobServe Community Stadium 28 July 7:45pm – vs MK Dons at Stadium MK 4 August 7:45pm – vs Chelsea at Stamford Bridge 8 August 2pm – vs Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadiu