Club summer friendlies: Mahrez strikes in Man City victory

The countdown is on and the preparations are being stepped up with a string of pre-season friendlies ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Riyad Mahrez scored a free-kick on Tuesday as Manchester City kicked off their pre-season campaign with a 2-0 victory over Preston.

Meanwhile, Chelsea triumphed 2-1 at AFC Bournemouth and Southampton beat Cardiff City 4-0, with Che Adams netting twice. 

Take a look below at the latest results and reports, as well as the friendly fixtures coming up, ahead of the big kick-off on Friday 13 August.

27 July

AFC Bournemouth 1-2 Chelsea Report | Highlights
Blackpool 0-1 Burnley Report | Highlights
Crystal Palace 2-2 Charlton Report
Guiseley 2-3 Leeds Report | Highlights
Man City 2-0 Preston Report | Highlights
Rotherham 1-1 Newcastle Report | Highlights
Cardiff 0-4 Southampton Report | Highlights
Stevenage 1-1 Watford Report
Wolves 2-3 Las Palmas Report | Highlights

28 July

Everton v Pumas Details
Aston Villa v Nott’m Forest Watch
Blackburn v Leeds Details
Wycombe Wanderers v Leicester Details
Man Utd v Brentford Details | Details
Coventry v Norwich Details | Watch
MK Dons v Spurs Watch

29 July

Hertha Berlin v Liverpool Watch

30 July

Fleetwood v Leeds Details
Burton Albion v Newcastle Details

31 July

Bristol City v Aston Villa Watch
Brentford v West Ham Details | Details
Nott’m Forest v Burnley Details
Leeds v Real Betis Details | Watch
QPR v Leicester Details
Preston v Man Utd Watch
Reading v Crystal Palace Details
Sheff Utd v Norwich Details | Watch
Swansea v Southampton Details
Watford v Barnsley Details
Stoke v Wolves Watch
Luton v Brighton Details

1 August

Arsenal v Chelsea Details | Details
Coventry v Wolves Watch

3 August

Norwich v Gillingham Details

4 August

Ajax v Leeds Details | Watch
Chelsea v Spurs Details | Watch
Leicester v Villareal Details
Southend United v Brentford Details
Southampton v Levante Details

7 August

Aston Villa v Sevilla Watch
Brentford v Valencia Details
Brighton v Getafe Details
Crystal Palace v Watford Details | Details
Leicester v Man City (Community Shield) Details | Watch
Man Utd v Everton Watch | Details
Newcastle v Norwich Details | Details
Southampton v Athletic Club (H) Details
Wolves v Celta Vigo Watch
West Ham v Atalanta Details

8 August

Spurs v Arsenal Watch | Details
Liverpool v Athletic Club Details | Watch

9 August

Liverpool v CA Osasuna Details | Watch