Summary: All Pre-season Friendlies for the Big 6 Clubs in the Premier League

Summary: All Pre-season Friendlies for the Big 6 Clubs in the Premier League

Before the 2023/24 Premier League season kicks off, it's time for the teams to play a series of training matches and sharpen their form ahead of the start of the league. In this roundup, we will look at all the training matches for the big 6 Premier League clubs, including Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham. Below you can see the full schedule with information on when and where the matches will be played.


When the pre-season starts

The 2023/24 Premier League season starts on August 11, but before that you can follow the teams at their respective pre-season camps. The pre-season for the Premier League teams usually starts a couple of weeks before the start of the league and this year the first training matches are played around mid-July. The number of pre-season matches differs somewhat between the teams, but as a rule, the big clubs usually play up to 10 training matches before it is time to go out for the first league match of the season.

Pre-season fixtures for Manchester City

July 23, Yokohama F. Marinos - Manchester City
July 26, FC Bayern Munich - Manchester City
July 30, Manchester City - Atletico Madrid
August 6, Manchester City - Arsenal (FA Community Shield)


Manchester City, the reigning Premier League champions, have announced a relatively short training match schedule so far. First up is a match against Yokohama F. Marinos on July 23. After that they face FC Bayern Munchen on July 26 and Atletico Madrid on July 30. They finish with the FA Community Shield match against Arsenal on August 6 where they have a chance to win their first title of the season.

Pre-season fixtures for Manchester United

July 12, Manchester United - Leeds
July 19, Manchester United - Lyon
July 22, Arsenal -Manchester United
July 26, Manchester United - Wrexham
July 27, Real Madrid - Manchester United
July 31, Manchester United - Borussia Dortmund
August 5, Manchester United - Lens
August 6, Manchester United - Athletic Club


Manchester United are aiming to challenge for the Premier League title next season. To prepare, they have a schedule with several interesting training matches. On July 22, they face Arsenal, which will be an exciting encounter between two rivals. Then there are meetings against Real Madrid on July 27 and Borussia Dortmund on July 31. A busy schedule awaits Erik ten Hag's men.

Pre-season fixtures for Arsenal

July 13, Arsenal - FC Nürnberg
July 20, Arsenal - MLS All-Stars
July 22, Arsenal - Manchester United
July 26, Arsenal - FC Barcelona
August 2, Arsenal - AS Monaco
August 6, Manchester City - Arsenal (FA Community Shield)


Arsenal also have a packed training schedule for the upcoming season. They start by facing FC Nürnberg on July 13, followed by MLS All-Stars on July 20 and Manchester United on July 22. Like Manchester City, they also have the FA Community Shield match on August 6 to look forward to.

Pre-season fixtures for Chelsea

July 20, Chelsea - Wrexham
July 23, Chelsea - Brighton & Hove Albion
July 27, Chelsea - Newcastle
July 30, Chelsea - Fulham
August 3, Chelsea - Borussia Dortmund


Chelsea are coming off a weak season last year. In order to make a better season in 2023/24, they have booked a number of exciting training matches that will sharpen the squad and get the players ready for future challenges. They face Brighton on July 23 in a match that will give them a challenge. They then play Newcastle on July 27 and Fulham on July 30. Several games against Premier League competitors will give a clear indication of where Chelsea stands for the upcoming season.

Pre-season fixtures for Liverpool

July 19, Karlsruher SC - Liverpool FC
July 24, Greuther Furth - Liverpool FC
July 30, Liverpool FC - Leicester City
August 2, Bayern Munich - Liverpool FC
August 7, Liverpool FC - SV Darmstadt 98


Liverpool, who hope to compete for the Premier League title again this season, also have an interesting training match schedule. They face two German teams, Karlsruher and Greuther Furth, on July 19 and July 24. They then finish against much tougher opposition in the form of Bayern Munich on August 2 before kicking off the Premier League season.

Pre-season fixtures for Tottenham

July 18, Tottenham - West Ham
July 23, Leicester City - Tottenham
July 26, Tottenham - AS Roma
August 6, Tottenham - Shaktar Donetsk


Tottenham, who are aiming to improve their position in the Premier League this season, also have a couple of interesting training matches scheduled. They open against London rivals West Ham on July 18 and then Leicester City on July 23. The final two training matches offer good opposition in the form of AS Roma and Ukrainian top team Shaktar Donetsk.

Pre-season is an important period for the big clubs in the Premier League to prepare for the upcoming season. The practice matches give them an opportunity to fine-tune their form, test different formations and give new players the chance to prove themselves. For Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham, exciting encounters against some of Europe's best teams await. Use to find out how you can watch all the training matches live on TV and stream.

Author: Dan Anderson