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Pre-season madness

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Pre-season in the Premier League has begun and just like any other year, there are some tantalising clashes on the cards this season.

Of course, with so many teams playing, it is difficult to sift through the calendar to mark the must-see fixtures.

Here are the top three pre-season fixtures to watch out for in the next three days including Premier League teams-

Spurs vs West Ham (18th, 12 PM)

What better way to get ready for the new Premier League season than by playing against a PL side?

Spurs fans will get their first taste of life under Ange Postecoglou and it is likely that rival managers have this game on their must-watch list.

The Aussie manager has worked wonders with his sides in the past and his hyper-attacking playing style is sure to draw eyeballs to the team.

West Ham, on the other hand, prepare for life without Declan Rice. They are £105 million richer, but his absence on the field makes them a lot weaker.

A single pre-season rarely teaches much about the squad but in this case, it could be a sign of things to come, and a demo of the direction these teams will trend this season.

Manchester United vs Lyon (19th, 3 PM)

The excitement around Manchester United is always at a fever pitch wherever they go. On the tour to the USA, they play their first game against French side Lyon.

This game is mainly worth tuning into for the potential debut of Andre Onana. The Cameroonian moving to United is a matter of when, and not if.

Red Devils will be excited to finally have a modern goalkeeper in their squad and the first time he leaves the area to make a pass is sure to cause a storm on social media, irrespective of it being successful or not.

Lyon have also started their pre-season prep with a win against non-league De Trefferes but United will be different gravy. It should be a good experience for breakout youngsters like Bradley Barcola to play against such a big club at a huge stage.

Chelsea vs Wrexham (20th 1.30 AM)

Wrexham will be on the tour to face PL royalty this pre-season and they’ll start it off with a game against Chelsea.

Ryan Reynold and Rob McElhenney’s influence has landed the Welsh club a lot of commercial opportunities but rarely has any been bigger than games against Chelsea and Manchester United (26th, 4.30 AM).

Mauricio Pochettino is likely to field a young side against the League Two team in what would be a great experience for them because the stadium is likely to be full.

Wrexham’s games have increasingly become box office in the image of their owners and expect this one to be no different.

Vatsal Gupta
A die-hard Red Devil, who has straight up not had a good time since 2012. Lives on Korean dramas and books and can often be heard talking about armchair psychological stuff.

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