Pep Guardiola Jose Mourinho
Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho will have a blockbuster clash even before the start of the main season.Reuters

The Premier League 2016-17 season is scheduled for an August 13 start, and the anticipation is slowly gaining momentum. An unconfirmed list of fixtures was already released days ago, but Premier League officials called it a hoax. What is not unconfirmed or hoax, however, is the mouthwatering football that will be in store for the clubs ahead of the start of the main season.

On Monday, the Premier League announced the confirmed list of pre-season matches clubs would be participating in. 

Defending champions Leicester City start their pre-season campaign with a fixture against English League One side Oxford United, before taking on the likes of European domestic league champions Celtic, PSG and Barcelona in the International Champions Cup 2016.

They will also take on FA Cup 2015-16 champions Manchester United in the 2016 FA Community Shield on August 7.

One of the highlights of the 2016-17 EPL season will be the presence of top football managers from around the world. Jose Mourinho (Manchester United), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Antonio Conte (Chelsea), Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) and Arsene Wenger (Arsenal) will make every single match a one to watch out for.

Guardiola will take on his old club Bayern Munich in his first game in charge of Manchester City in July 20, while Mourinho will take on Borussia Dortmund in his first game in charge of Manchester United on July 22.

Here is the full pre-season schedule for all the top Premier League sides:


Date Match Venue
July 28 vs AT&T All-Stars Avaya Stadium, San Jose
July 31 vs Chivas de Guadalajara StubHub Center, LA
Aug 5 vs Viking FK Viking Stadion, Stavanger
Aug 7 vs Manchester City Ullevi stadium, Gothenburg


Date Match Venue
July 16 vs Rapid Vienna Allianz Stadion, Vienna
July 20 vs WAC RZ Pellets Worthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt
July 27 vs Liverpool Rose Bowl, Pasadena
July 30 vs Real Madrid Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
Aug 3 vs AC Milan US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis

Leicester City

Date Match Venue
July 19 vs Oxford United Kassam Stadium, Oxford
July 23 vs Celtic Celtic Park
July 30 vs PSG StubHub Center, Carson, California
Aug 3 vs Barcelona Friends Arena, Stockholm


Date Match  Venue
July 8 vs Tranmere Rovers Prenton Park
July 13 vs Fleetwood Town Highbury Stadium
July 17 vs Wigan Athletic DW Stadium
July 20 vs Huddersfield Town John Smith's Stadium
Aug 1 vs Roma Busch Stadium, St Louis
July 27 vs Chelsea Rose Bowl, Pasadena
July 30 vs AC Milan Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara
Aug 6 vs Barcelona Wembley

Manchester City

Date Match Venue
July 20 vs Bayern Munich Allianz Arena, Munich
July 25 vs Manchester United Bird's Nest, Beijing
July 28 vs Borussia Dortmund Shenzhen
Aug 7 vs Arsenal Ullevi stadium, Gothenburg

Manchester United

Date Match  Venue
July 22 vs Borussia Dortmund Shanghai Stadium
July 25 vs Manchester City Bird's Nest, Beijing

Tottenham Hotspur

Date Match  Venue
July 26 vs Juventus Melbourne Cricket Ground
July 29 vs Atletico Madrid Melbourne Cricket Ground

For the fixtures of other clubs, Click HERE.

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