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:
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|July 22||vs Borussia Dortmund||Shanghai Stadium|
|July 25||vs Manchester City||Bird's Nest, Beijing|
|July 26||vs Juventus||Melbourne Cricket Ground|
|July 29||vs Atletico Madrid||Melbourne Cricket Ground|
For the fixtures of other clubs, Click HERE.