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FF247 Pre-season Hub 2021/22

FF247 Pre-season Hub 2021/22

FF247 Pre-season Hub 2021/22

The Pre-season Hub 2021/22

As you have become accustomed to in recent years, we start the new season off with your one-stop shop for all things pre-season with our club-by-club guide to their goings-on this summer.

Monday 5th July is the date when the first batch of Premier League Clubs return for their pre-season testing and initial work. Although, with international competition still ongoing – Euro 2020, Copa America and with the Gold Cup and Olympics still to start – then it won’t be a case of ‘all present and correct’ at the likes of Carrington, Finch Farm, Colney, Darsley Park etc. This will be a pre-season like no other.

When you add in the current travel restrictions that are in place, then this further clouds clubs’ usual pre-season jaunts and some clubs, probably all, have had to tailor their warm-up plans accordingly (Scotland is nice at this time of year!).

When you add in the fact that (again) many of the elite players will have had no proper rest, this perhaps is the least important pre-season to pay close attention to team’s line-ups, scorers etc, but we at FF247 will treat it no less so by bringing you details of what all the clubs are doing in preparation for the new season.

For those new, or just forgetful, we list all clubs below with their own comment and we (or we encourage YOU) to add in any pieces of information you might find relevant to injuries, team line ups or the like. Transfer speculation can probably be left out (we’re old school at FF247 – until the player is stood with the scarf above his head it hasn’t happened) but line-ups, scorers and assisters information is the purpose of this article.

Now, where is everyone?

July 13th Hibernian 2-1 Arsenal (a)
July 17th Rangers 2-2 Arsenal (a)
August 1st Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea (h)
August 8th Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Arsenal (a)

Aston Villa
July 21st Walsall 0-4 Aston Villa (a)
July 24th Stoke City 2-0 Aston Villa (a)
July 31st Bristol City 0-3 Aston Villa (a)

July 17th Wimbledon 0-1 Brentford
July 20th Boreham Wood 0-2 Brentford (a)
July 24th Watford 1-3 Brentford (a)
July 28th Manchester United 2-2 Brentford (a)
July 31st Brentford 0-1 West Ham United (h)
August 7th Brentford 2-1 Valencia (h)

Brighton & Hove Albion
July 24th Rangers 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
July 31st Luton Town 1-3 Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
August 7th Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Getafe (h)

Fantasy Football TipsBurnley
July 20th Burnley 2-1 Morecambe
July 20th Burnley 4-0 Salford City
July 24th Oldham Athletic 0-2 Burnley (a)
July 27th Blackpool 0-1 Burnley (a)
July 31st Tranmere Rovers 1-2 Burnley (a)
August 7th Burnley 0-2 Cadiz (h)

July 17th Chelsea 6-1 Peterborough United (h)
July 27th Bournemouth 1-2 Chelsea (a)
August 1st Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea (a)
August 4th Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur (h)

Crystal Palace
July 17th Walsall 0-1 Crystal Palace (a)
July 24th Ipswich Town 0-1 Crystal Palace (a)
July 27th Crystal Palace 2-2 Charlton Athletic (h)
July 31st Reading 1-3 Crystal Palace (a)
August 7th Crystal Palace 3-1 Watford (h)

July 25th Everton 1-1 Millonarios (USA)
August 7th Manchester United 4-0 Everton (a)

Leeds United
July 27th Guiseley AFC 2-3 Leeds United (a)
July 28th Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Leeds United (a)
July 30th Fleetwood Town 2-1 Leeds United (a)
July 31st Leeds United 2-3 Real Betis (n)
August 4th Ajax 4-0 Leeds United (Game 1 – n)
August 4th Ajax 3-1 Leeds United (Game 2 – n)
August 7th Leeds United 2-2 Villarreal (n)

Leicester City
July 24th Burton Albion 0-0 Leicester City (a)
July 28th Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Leicester City (a)
July 31st Queens Park Rangers 3-3 Leicester City (a)
August 4th Leicester City 3-2 Villarreal (h)
August 7th Manchester City 0-1 Leicester City (Wembley – Community Shield)

July 20th Wacker Innsbruck 1-1 Liverpool (30 minute match) (a)
July 20th Stuttgart 1-1 Liverpool (30 minute match) (a)
July 23rd Mainz 0-1 Liverpool (a)
July 29th Hertha BSC 4-3 Liverpool (a)
August 5th Liverpool 2-0 Bologna (n)
August 5th Liverpool 1-0 Bologna (n)
August 8th Liverpool 1-1 Athletic (h)
August 9th Liverpool v Osasuna (h)

Manchester City
July 27th Manchester City 2-0 Preston North End (h)
July 31st Manchester City 4-0 Barnsley (h)
August 3rd Manchester City 4-1 Blackpool (h)
August 7th Manchester City 0-1 Leicester City (Wembley – Community Shield)

Manchester United
July 18th Derby County 1-2 Manchester United (a)
July 24th Queens Park Rangers 4-2 Manchester United (a)
July 28th Manchester United 2-2 Brentford (h)
August 7th Manchester United 4-0 Everton (h)

Fantasy Football TipsNewcastle United
July 18th York City 1-0 Newcastle United (a)
July 23rd Doncaster Rovers 2-3 Newcastle United (a)
July 27th Rotherham United 1-1 Newcastle United (a)
July 30th Burton Albion 0-2 Newcastle United (a)
August 7th Newcastle United 3-0 Norwich City (h)

Norwich City
July 16th King’s Lynn Town 1-3 Norwich City (a)
July 20th Norwich City 1-0 Lincoln City (h)
July 23rd Norwich City 2-0 Huddersfield Town (h)
August 3rd Norwich City 5-0 Gillingham (h)
August 7th Newcastle United 3-0 Norwich City (a)

Fantasy Football TipsSouthampton
July 24th Southampton 0-0 Fulham (h)
July 27th Cardiff City 0-4 Southampton (a)
July 31st Swansea City 1-3 Southampton (a)
August 4th Southampton 1-0 Levante (h)
August 7th Southampton 1-3 Athletic (h)

Tottenham Hotspur
July 17th Leyton Orient 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur (a)
July 21st Colchester United 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur (a)
July 28th MK Dons 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur (a)
August 4th Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur (a)
August 8th Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Arsenal (h)

July 24th Watford 0-0 West Bromwich Albion (h)
July 24th Watford 1-3 Brentford (h)
July 27th Stevenage 1-1 Watford (a)
August 7th Crystal Palace 3-1 Watford (a)

Fantasy Football TipsWest Ham United
July 9th Dundee 2-2 West Ham United (a)
July 13th Northampton Town 1-2 West Ham United (a)
July 13th Leyton Orient 0-0 West Ham United (a)
July 21st Reading 0-3 West Ham United (a)
July 24th Celtic 2-6 West Ham United (a)
July 31st Brentford 0-1 West Ham United (a)
August 7th West Ham United 2-0 Atalanta (h)

Wolverhampton Wanderers
July 17th Crewe Alexandra 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
July 24th Real Betis 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
July 31st Stoke City 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
August 1st Coventry City 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
August 7th Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Celta Vigo (h)

And there we have it. Any additional fixtures announced will be added in as they arise.

We. Are. Back.

Thanks for reading FF247 Pre-season Hub 2021/22, written by GP

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  1. 25
    xaoc says:

    Dele and Son scoring for Spurs. Will likely still start with Buendia, but Dele is looking like a potential differential.

    • 25.1
      Chipster says:

      “Potential Differential” – what a great phrase! Sounds like an album title.

      Surely the site needs to steal that for a series of articles. Get Matt on the blower, Init big_boss

      • Kralin says:

        You could tour the country and make an amusing series of ‘field recordings’, capturing a rich variety of British regional accents saying those very words.

        You could add variety by manipulating the recordings to make them sound like they’re playing at 78 RPM.

        In addition, you could teach a parrot to say the words.

        • AJW says:

          Reminds me of an obscure Monty Python extract from one of their recordings from the 80s of Sir Henry Irving doing their Parrot sketch. How are you doing, Kralin? Our paths have not crossed for ages. We are enjoying a rather damp summer here in the French Bush. Cheerio ! smile

        • Kralin says:

          Even though I find Python stuff, in the main, absolutely hilarious, I m aware that I haven’t consumed most of their output, particularly the stuff after the shows finished. I think there was a series made without Cleese, too, towards the end of the TV years, which has eluded me. I keep meaning to watch ‘Jabberwocky’, for example, just haven’t got round to it.

          Anyhow yes thanks, not too bad, ticking along, mustn’t grumble etc. The weather here has been bizarre, as expected I suppose. I hope all is well with you. I miss France.

        • AJW says:

          Think it was on one of those recordings like ‘Live at the Hollywood Bowl’ or something, that our group of friends would mill around and listen to, wondering about the extreme intelligence of these social commentators ‘par excellence’! Bye for

        • AJW says:

          … now.! smile

    • 25.2
      Shrivathsa says:

      Selected Dele last year based on some pre-season form, had to cut loose after four gameweeks for a loss, so likely will pass as one should not make the same mistake twice. sad

      On the other hand, this time may be different, will be really great if he scores a goal and assist in GW 1, leading to a Dele Train and Team value improvement, maybe second time’s the charm.

      • Smash says:

        Every season is different. Last year he fell out with Jose so not regally same mistake. Because he plays City it does seem an unnecessary risk

        • Kralin says:

          As much as I’d like to start Doherty I’ve parked that one for now. Parked in an out of the way lockup garage and have hidden the key. City first, new manager, unsettled Kane* – definitely a side to monitor. It seems wiser to play it relatively safe first up.


        • Shrivathsa says:

          Fair point Smash, anyway, after way too much tinkering, have more or less decided on my GW1 team, in the end, no to Dele, went with Saka (if Dele scores and Saka does not, transfer for GW 2 is Saka for Dele).

          The real issue with the team is that it breaks too many of my own rules which are

          a) No Chelsea players (the one I pick will fail and the one I don’t will be a success, last year was Werner as the pick and Chilwell as the one I never picked)
          b) Two playing keepers (Hopefully home and away rotation will do the trick this year)
          c) Double up on Newcastle attack

          Hopefully, i stick with this and no more tinkering

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