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Top EPL clubs pre-season fixtures

It’s that time of the year again as the various club’s players arrive back from their summer holidays abroad and start light training in preparation for an often busy pre-season schedule. Players look to use this important period to build match fitness and increase their stamina for a tough season ahead.

It’s also an opportunity for manager’s and fans alike to make judgement and check to see any new summer signings are worth their weight in gold. So far United have been the busiest in the market with the captures of Ashley Young, Phil Jones and David De Gea, and Liverpool raiding Sunderland for Jordan Henderson. Surprisingly, Chelsea have not made any forays into the market just yet but some activity is expected soon  now with their new manager, Andre Villas-Boas, at the helm. Not surprisingly, is Arsenal who seem to be at risk of losing key players before they even start their much needed recruitment drive.

A definite highlight just before the season commences is the Community Shield match between Manchester United and their closet rivals City. Below is a list of all the top EPL clubs games scheduled before the new season kicks off on 13 August.

Arsenal

July 13: Malaysia XI (A) 1.45pm

July 16: Hangzhou Greentown (A) 12.30pm

July 23: Cologne (A) 2.30pm

July 30: Boca Juniors (Emirates Cup) (H) 4.20pm

July 31: New York Red Bulls (Emirates Cup) (H) 4.20pm

August 6: Benfica (A) TBC

Chelsea

July 16 : Portsmouth (A) 3pm

July 21 : Malaysia XI (A) 12.45pm

July 24: Thailand All Stars (A) 10.45pm

July 27: Kitchee (Barclays Asia Trophy) (N) 1.30pm

July 29/30: Aston Villa or Blackburn (Barclays Asia Trophy) (N) 11am/1.30pm

August 6: Rangers (A) 3pm

Liverpool

July 13: Guangdong (A) 1pm

July 16: Malaysia XI (A) 10.45am

August 1: Valerenga (A) 6pm

August 6: Valencia (H) 5.30pm

Manchester United

July 13: New England Revolution (A) TBC

July 20: Seattle Sounders (A) TBC

July 23: Chicago Fire (A) TBC

July 27: MLS All Stars (N) TBC

July 30: Barcelona (N) TBC

August 5: New York Cosmos (H) 7.30pm

August 7: Manchester City (Community Shield) (N) TBC

Manchester City

July 16: Club America (Herballife World Football Challenge)(N) 5pm

July 18: Vancouver Whitecaps (Herballife World Football Challenge) (A) 7pm

July 23: LA Galaxy (Herballife World Football Challenge) (A) 1pm

July 30: Irish League XI (Dublin Super Cup) (N) 2pm

July 31: Inter Milan (Dublin Super Cup) (N) 4.15pm

August 7: Man United (Community Shield) (N) TBC

Tottenham

July 16: Kaizer Chiefs (A) 3pm

July 19: Orlando Pirates (A) 8.15pm

July 30: Brighton (A) TBC

August 6: Athletic Bilbao (H) 5.15pm

Everton

July 15: Bury (A) 7.45pm

July 20: Philadelphia Union (A) 7.30pm

July 23: DC United (A) 7.30pm

July 29: Oxford United (A) 7.45pm

July 30: Birmingham (A) 3pm

August 2: Werder Bremen (A) 6.30pm

August 5: Villarreal (H) 7.45pm

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