All you need to know about the Premier League mid-season friendlies

The Qatar World Cup is in full swing but Premier League clubs are already preparing for the return of the domestic season.

Many of the 20 top-flight sides have announced friendlies to ensure they are fit and raring to go in time for Matchday 17, which begins on Boxing Day.


Read on for a full list of the fixtures to come before the serious stuff starts again — and be sure to keep checking back for all the latest results.

December 3: Arsenal 2-4 Watford

December 8: Lyon (Dubai Super Cup, Al Maktoum Stadium)

December 13: AC Milan (Dubai Super Cup, Al Maktoum Stadium)

December 17: Juventus (H)

Aston Villa
November 30: Cardiff 3-1 Aston Villa

December 8: Brighton (United Arab Emirates)

December 11: Chelsea (Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi)

December 15: Villarreal (H)

December 8: Aston Villa (United Arab Emirates)

December 11: Aston Villa (Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi)

Crystal Palace
December 3: Crystal Palace 0-0 Botafogo

December 7: Napoli (Regnum Carya hotel stadium, Turkey)

December 11: Trabzonspor (Regnum Carya hotel stadium, Turkey)

December 16: Real Valladolid (H)

November 20: Everton 0-0 Celtic (4-2 on penalties)

November 23: Western Sydney Wanderers 1-5 Everton

December 4: Portimonense 2-3 Fulham

December 17: West Ham (H)

December 8: Elche (A)

December 16: Real Sociedad (H)


December 11: Lyon (Dubai Super Cup, Al Maktoum Stadium)

December 16: AC Milan (Dubai Super Cup, Al Maktoum Stadium)

Manchester United
December 7: Cadiz (A)

December 10: Real Betis (A)

December 8: Al Hilal (A)

December 17: Rayo Vallecano (H)

Nottingham Forest
December 2: Nottingham Forest 1-2 Stoke

December 6: Atromitos 3-2 Nottingham Forest

December 10: Olympiacos (A)

December 16: Valencia (A)

December 9: Motherwell (H)

West Ham

December 10: Udinese (A)

December 17: Fulham (A)

December 3: Wolves 2-2 Birmingham