Mid-season Premier League friendlies: How is your club preparing for when the season resumes?

The Premier League returns three weeks right now having halted to accommodate a winter World Cup for the first time, however how are golf equipment preparing for when the season resumes?

Players chosen for the match are both nonetheless in Qatar or having some downtime earlier than the Premier League resumes on Boxing Day – eight days after the World Cup concludes – with these golf equipment nonetheless in the Carabao Cup enjoying their fourth-round ties in the week main as much as Christmas.

Clubs have been placing the ending touches to their plans for the unprecedented mid-season hiatus, as they try to keep up the health of these gamers not heading out to the World Cup.

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Arsenal

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Mikel Arteta is set to take Arsenal overseas

Mikel Arteta has taken Premier League leaders Arsenal on a coaching camp to Dubai throughout the World Cup. The first-team squad made the similar journey final January having been knocked out of the FA Cup in the third spherical.

The Gunners have been taking a look at doable locations for a warm-weather coaching camp and Dubai has emerged as the most well-liked choice.

It is an appropriate venue as gamers who drop out of the World Cup could make the brief tour to hitch up with their team-mates. Arsenal will head out at the begin of December and keep there till the center of the month.

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They will play two fixtures in opposition to prime European opposition at the Al Maktoum Stadium.

  • December 8: Arsenal vs Lyon – Kick off 3.30pm
  • December 13: Arsenal vs AC Milan – Kick off 2pm
  • December 17: Arsenal vs Juventus – Kick off 6pm

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? 10 gamers: Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli (each Brazil), Takehiro Tomiyasu (Japan), Granit Xhaka (Switzerland), William Saliba (France), Matt Turner (USA), Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, Bukayo Saka (all England), Thomas Partey (Ghana).

Aston Villa

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Unai Emery is again in administration at Aston Villa

Aston Villa supervisor Unai Emery will use the World Cup break to acclimatise to his new environment with John McGinn, Ashley Young, Calum Chambers, Leon Bailey, Robin Olsen, Danny Ings and Philippe Coutinho amongst these remaining at Bodymoor Heath this winter.

Villa took on Cardiff at the finish of November in reminiscence of the late Peter Whittingham, who represented each golf equipment.

  • November 30: Cardiff City 3-1 Aston Villa
  • December 8: Aston Villa vs Brighton – Kick off 1pm
  • December 11: Chelsea vs Aston Villa – Kick off 2.10pm

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Four gamers: Leander Dendoncker (Belgium), Jan Bednarek, Matty Cash (each Poland), Emiliano Martinez (Argentina).

Bournemouth

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Bournemouth’s plan was for a brand new supervisor to be appointed throughout this window – and Gary O’Neil has now been made everlasting boss.

O’Neil gave the gamers not taking part in the World Cup a fortnight from the coaching floor to reset. The gamers returned to the Vitality Stadium on November 28 for two days’ coaching earlier than jetting off for Dubai.

The Cherries have flown out to Jalalabad, the place they may bear a week-long coaching camp.

Right-back Jack Stacey advised the club’s official web site: “It was great to have a two-week break. We’ve got such a bolstered squad here, so that should be an advantage for us. We did a few days training in Bournemouth in the wind and the rain but it’s nice to be able to come out here and do a bit of warm-weather training. It took a bit of time to get used to, but I think it’s going to be really beneficial going into the second half of the season.

“I believe fortunately just a few of us have been away in hotter climates, in order that has most likely helped slightly bit extra with coaching. Again, hopefully that is a bonus when we come again as we’ll be even fitter.

“I think it’s good to come away for a week together. We’re obviously training hard, but it’s also little things like having breakfast, lunch and dinner together. Things like that will only bring us closer as a group which is a huge asset.

“I most likely communicate for most of the lads in that we have been actually happy to see Gary get the job. Since he got here in, he was a breathe of contemporary air. Some of the performances have been actually good and hopefully we are able to take that into the second half of the season.”

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Two gamers: Chris Mepham, Kieffer Moore (Wales).

Brentford

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The Soccer Saturday panel react to Ivan Toney’s late winner for Brentford at the Etihad.

Brentford’s squad members not going to the World Cup have been given a few weeks off to relaxation.

Thomas Frank has an inventory of injured gamers; Pontus Jansson, Aaron Hickey and Thomas Strakosha will step up their restoration course of throughout this era, with Tottenham at the Gtech Community Stadium on Boxing Day the Bees’ subsequent fixture.

The club’s new coaching facility, the Robert Rowan Performance Centre, is opening at the begin of December. Brentford will then fly out to Spain for every week and construct up their health with a few friendlies, however their opponents haven’t been introduced but.

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Six gamers: Mikkel Damsgaard, Mathias Jensen, Christian Norgaard (all Denmark), Bryan Mbeumo (Cameroon), David Raya (Spain), Saman Ghoddos (Iran).

Brighton

As with most Premier League golf equipment, gamers not concerned with their international locations at the World Cup got break day till Monday, November 28, when they returned to coaching.

The Seagulls have regrouped for a heat climate coaching week in Dubai, which can embrace no less than one pleasant.

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Eight gamers: Kauro Mitoma (Japan), Leandro Trossard (Belgium), Robert Sanchez (Spain), Alexis Mac Allister (Argentina), Tariq Lamptey (Ghana), Pervis Estupinan, Moises Caicedo, Jeremy Sarmiento (all Ecuador).

Chelsea

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Despite having not received in 5 Premier League video games, Stephen Warnock believes Chelsea boss Graham Potter must be given extra time to show their fortunes round.

There is a rising harm record at Cobham, with Wesley Fofana, Ben Chilwell and N’Golo Kante set for a interval of rehabilitation and Reece James falling brief in his bid to show his health in time for the World Cup.

Graham Potter mentioned final month: “We’ll have some time off, and then we’ll look at a warm-weather camp, I think. So it will be a combination of the two.”

  • December 11: Chelsea vs Aston Villa – Kick off 2.10pm

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Twelve gamers: Mateo Kovacic (Croatia), Thiago Silva (Brazil), Denis Zakaria (Switzerland), Christian Pulisic (USA), Hakim Ziyech (Morocco), Kai Havertz (Germany), Mason Mount, Conor Gallagher, Raheem Sterling (all England), Edouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly (each Senegal), Cesar Azpilicueta (Spain).

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Crystal Palace

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Patrick Vieira says Eberechi Eze wants to keep up the excessive requirements he has set this season to face any probability of being included in England supervisor Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad.

Patrick Vieira has given these gamers not heading out to Qatar a while off however Crystal Palace will even search heat climate coaching forward of the season resuming.

Palace have travelled to Turkey for a pleasant with Napoli whereas the club are additionally in the strategy of arranging a house pleasant with La Liga facet Real Valladolid later in December. James McArthur, Nathan Ferguson, Chris Richards and Jack Butland can be a part of the squad going overseas.

Palace drew 0-0 with Brazilian outfit Botafogo in a pre-season pleasant at Selhurst Park on December 3. The match was the first time the club has performed a top-tier Brazilian facet.

  • Saturday December 3: Crystal Palace 0-0 Botafogo
  • Wednesday December 7: Crystal Palace vs Trabzonspor – Kick Off 4pm
  • Sunday December 11: Crystal Palace vs Napoli – Kick Off 3pm

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Two gamers: Joachim Andersen (Denmark), Jordan Ayew (Ghana).

Everton

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Everton headed Down Under to play in the Sydney Super Cup alongside Scottish Premiership champions Celtic. Frank Lampard’s squad sustained accidents to Tom Davies and Yerry Mina whereas James Garner has been dominated out for two months.

  • Sunday 20 November – Everton 0-0 Celtic (Everton received 4-2 on penalties)
  • Wednesday 23 November – Western Sydney Wanderers 1-5 Everton

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Four gamers: Jordan Pickford (England), Amadou Onana (Belgium), Conor Coady (England), Idrissa Gana Gueye (Senegal).

Fulham

Aleksandar Mitrovic, Daniel James, Antonee Robinson and Joao Palhinha have all featured at the World Cup, however Marco Silva can be hoping to keep up Fulham’s optimistic return to the Premier League.

Those not on worldwide obligation have been handed a two-week break earlier than heading to Portugal, as they did throughout the summer season pre-season, for a week-long heat climate camp.

  • Thursday December 17: Fulham vs West Ham, Craven Cottage – Kick off 1pm

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Six gamers: Harry Wilson, Daniel James (each Wales), Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson (each USA) Joao Palhinha (Portugal), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia).

Leeds

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Leeds are presently in Valencia as Jesse Marsch seems to get his gamers on top of things for when the Premier League season resumes.

“We will take two weeks and then we will get back to work,” defined Marsch final month. “There’s a little bit of how the match against Wolves goes and then are we in the Carabao Cup still, so that’ll have a little bit of a factor of the timing of some things, but we feel like two weeks is a good time for everyone to get away and then we’ll get back to work.”

Leeds have been speaking about enjoying three earlier than the Premier League season resumes in opposition to Manchester City on December 28.

Real Sociedad at Elland Road has been confirmed for December 16 and the club are additionally discussing coaching and enjoying in Spain.

  • Thursday December 8: Elche vs Leeds – Kick Off 7.15pm
  • Friday December 16: Leeds vs Real Sociedad – Kick Off 7.45pm

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Three gamers: Rasmus Kristensen (Denmark), Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams (each USA).

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Leicester

Brendan Rodgers has allowed his gamers break day earlier than the first-team squad leaves the East Midlands for a warm-weather journey in Abu Dhabi. Behind-closed-doors friendlies can be organized at their Seagrave coaching floor upon the Foxes’ return.

Rodgers’ facet resume the season with their Carabao Cup fourth-round tie with MK Dons earlier than the return of the Premier League on Boxing Day in opposition to Newcastle.

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Seven gamers: Danny Ward (Wales), Wout Faes, Timothy Castagne, Youri Tielemans (all Belgium), James Maddison (England), Nampalys Mendy (Senegal), Daniel Amartey (Ghana).

Liverpool

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Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp believes the gamers should not be blamed for eager to take part at the World Cup in Qatar, regardless of the controversial awarding of the match.

A number of Liverpool gamers have been in motion at the World Cup with Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Alisson, Jordan Henderson, Darwin Nunez and Trent Alexander-Arnold amongst these on worldwide obligation.

Liverpool have named an preliminary 33-man squad for their coaching camp in Dubai.

The squad departed for the United Arab Emirates on December 5, the place they may start preparations for the second half of the season.

Liverpool squad for Dubai coaching camp

Adrian, Kelleher, Davies, Mrozek, Pitaluga, Salah, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Elliott, Tsimikas, Ramsay, Robertson, Carvalho, Bajcetic, Phillips, Gordon, Keita, Matip, Gomez, Jota, Arthur, Diaz, Thiago, Firmino, Chambers, Quansah, Clark, Frauendorf, Stewart, Doak, Cain, Corness.

The travelling celebration contains Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, Naby Keita and Arthur Melo, who will proceed to work on their particular person rehabilitation programmes from their respective accidents.

Liverpool will face Lyon and AC Milan in two matches in the Dubai Super Cup – earlier than they return to Merseyside forward of the Carabao Cup tie with Manchester City on December 22.

  • Sunday December 11: Liverpool vs Lyon – Kick off 2pm
  • Friday December 16: Liverpool vs AC Milan – Kick off 3.30pm

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Seven gamers: Alisson, Fabinho (each Brazil), Ibrahima Konate (France), Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson (each England), Darwin Nunez (Uruguay), Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands).

Manchester City

Manchester City are but to completely finalise plans however Pep Guardiola has revealed the first-team members not heading to Qatar have taken a break.

At the begin of December, the squad will journey to Abu Dhabi for a coaching camp in the United Arab Emirates, the place the club’s proprietor Sheikh Mansour is the deputy prime minister.

“We will try, maybe in two, three weeks for these guys in winter in Manchester,” Guardiola mentioned. “Take a break, for workers go there. Good climate, our homeowners are there. We are going to try this.

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Manchester City supervisor Pep Guardiola says he is high-quality with the inclusion of Kalvin Phillips and Kyle Walker in England’s World Cup squad regardless of considerations about their health.

“I would say right after or a few days after we come back from 10 days off. After Brentford one or two days off, after we come back we travel. Not confirmed but we will try.”

Guardiola additionally mentioned he expects Erling Haaland to take pleasure in some down time in Spain having missed out on reaching the World Cup with Norway.

“I’m pretty sure he will love to be at the World Cup and maybe the next one or Euros he will,” Guardiola mentioned on his striker. “But he has a house in Marbella – go there, play golf, hopefully don’t drink much, eat much and come back fit.”

Haaland has mentioned: “First of all, I wish I was playing in the World Cup of course. But, that’s reality now. I don’t do. But first of all, I will relax my body and my mind a lot and then I will train.

“What I’ll practice on? Nothing particular I believe, it has been going fairly properly I believe, my first months in City so I do not want to take action a lot issues, or so many modifications to be trustworthy. So yeah, it is about preparing myself for the subsequent half of the season and being prepared when the subsequent sport kicks in after the break.”

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Sixteen gamers: Manuel Akanji (Switzerland), Ederson (Brazil), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium), Ilkay Gundogan (Germany), John Stones, Kyle Walker, Kalvin Phillips, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish (all England), Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Bernardo Silva (all Portugal), Nathan Ake (Netherlands), Aymeric Laporte and Rodri (each Spain), Julian Alvarez (Argentina).

Manchester United

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The Manchester United gamers not heading out to Qatar journey to Spain for a coaching camp at the begin of December.

Erik ten Hag’s facet are then as a consequence of fulfil two friendlies in opposition to La Liga sides Real Betis and Cadiz.

“Erik and the team have made good progress during this first half of the season, and it is important we maintain this momentum coming out of the World Cup break,” United’s soccer director John Murtough mentioned. “A winter training camp will be a vital part of the team’s preparations for the second half of the season.

“We have lined up a high-quality native opponent to play in opposition to, making certain match health and sharpness is retained. The camp and sport will even enable for a few of our younger expertise to expertise coaching and enjoying in a first-team atmosphere, in addition to present entertaining club soccer for followers.”

  • Wednesday December 7: Cadiz, Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla – Kick off 8pm
  • Saturday December 10: Real Betis, Estadio Benito Villamarin – Kick off 5pm

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Fourteen gamers: Antony, Casemiro, Fred (all Brazil), Christian Eriksen (Denmark), Raphael Varane (France), Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford (all England), Diogo Dalot, Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo (all Portugal), Facundo Pellistri (Uruguay), Tyrell Malacia (Netherlands), Lisandro Martinez (Argentina).

Newcastle

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Newcastle striker Callum Wilson says he is able to be a part of England’s World Cup squad and believes he presents one thing completely different to different strikers.

Newcastle have introduced they may host La Liga club Rayo Vallecano in a pleasant fixture at St James’ Park in December.

  • Thursday December 8: Al Hilal vs Newcastle – Kick Off 1pm:
  • Saturday December 17: Newcastle vs Rayo Vallecano, St James’ Park – Kick Off 12.30pm

The Magpies headed to Saudi Arabia for a coaching camp between December 4 and 10 which can embrace a pleasant in opposition to Al-Hilal. Despite widespread criticism of the resolution as a consequence of the nation’s poor human rights report, supervisor Eddie Howe has defended the name.

“We’ve made a football decision,” Howe mentioned. “We’ve looked at the World Cup break, what’s the best thing for the team. The best thing for the team, I believe, is to take the team away like you would in pre-season, away from distractions.

“[It’s] an opportunity to essentially practice the group, improve the workforce spirit with hopefully some good climate – so that is what we have finished. We’ve made it from a purely footballing backdrop.”

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Five gamers: Bruno Guimaraes (Brazil), Fabian Schar (Switzerland), Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier, Callum Wilson (all England).

Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest headed to Greece for a mid-season coaching camp, spending six days at Olympiacos’ Training Centre in Athens from Sunday, December 4.

Evangelos Marinakis owns each Nottingham Forest and Olympiacos and the two will play a pleasant match in opposition to the reigning Greek league champions on Saturday, December 10. The two sides final met in a pre-season pleasant in July 2019.

Steve Cooper’s facet will even play a behind-closed-doors coaching match in opposition to Atromitos on Tuesday, December 6 at the Karaiskakis Stadium.

Forest are again in Carabao Cup motion in opposition to Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday, December 20.

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Five gamers: Remo Freuler (Switzerland), Wayne Hennessey, Neco Williams, Brennan Johnson (all Wales), Cheikhou Kouyate (Senegal).

Southampton

There weren’t too many Saints gamers heading to Qatar, however new boss Nathan Jones will wish to use the break to coach exhausting along with his squad to make sure they hit the floor working after the break.

Southampton have been set to journey to Miami for a warm-weather coaching camp previous to Ralph Hasenhuttl’s sacking however it has not been confirmed if the journey is now going forward as a consequence of the appointment of Jones and no fixtures having been scheduled in USA.

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Two gamers: Armel Bella-Kotchap (Germany), Mohammed Salisu (Ghana).

Tottenham

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Harry Kane would love to interrupt Wayne Rooney’s report and turn into England’s main goalscorer at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

Antonio Conte is taking his Tottenham squad on a warm-weather coaching camp.

“I gave my idea to the club,” he mentioned final month, “For sure I think every team will go to have a bit of rest – 10 days to two weeks – and then you need to make the best solution.

“Then I want to go to a spot the place the temperature is good, to remain there and have good coaching periods and wait for the gamers to return again from the World Cup. At the similar time it’s a must to perceive if the club may also help me to do it or we now have to remain in London however for positive I gave them my thought.”

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Eleven gamers: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Denmark), Ivan Perisic (Croatia), Richarlison (Brazil), Ben Davies (Wales), Hugo Lloris (France), Eric Dier, Harry Kane (each England), Rodrigo Bentancur (Uruguay), Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal), Cristian Romero (Argentina), Son Heung-min (South Korea).

West Ham

West Ham have confirmed they may face League One facet Cambridge United on Tuesday December 6, with Fulham at Craven Cottage on December 17 offering one other check earlier than the season resumes.

David Moyes gave his squad break day earlier than returning to coaching on December 1 however there are not any plans for a coaching camp overseas when the gamers return.

  • Tuesday December 6 – Cambridge United vs West Ham, Abbey Stadium – Kick Off 7pm
  • Thursday December 17 – Fulham vs West Ham, Craven Cottage – Kick Off 1pm

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Five gamers: Lucas Paqueta (Brazil), Alphonse Areola (France), Nayef Aguerd (Morocco), Thilo Kehrer (Germany), Declan Rice (England).

Wolves

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New Wolves head coach Julen Lopetegui says he needs to imprint his character on the club.

Several Wolves gamers missed out on the World Cup as a consequence of the workforce’s poor type. Joao Moutinho, Nelson Semedo, Goncalo Guedes and Daniel Podence have been all missed by Portugal boss Fernando Santos.

New boss Julen Lopetegui has given his squad a while off earlier than flying to Spain subsequent week for a warm-weather coaching camp in Marbella, and club officers are working to rearrange some friendlies.

  • Friday December 9: Empoli vs Wolves – Kick Off 12pm

Which gamers have been at the World Cup? Five gamers: Matheus Nunes, Ruben Neves, Jose Sa (all Portugal), Hwang Hee-chan (South Korea), Raul Jimenez (Mexico).

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