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Plans For New Season Already Taking Shape

It will not be long before fans frantically start searching to find out when the new Premier League season even though we have only just seen the end of the 2016/17 campaign.

But have no fear, we can confirm that the 2017/18 Premier League season kicks off on the weekend of the 12th August 2017.

The Premier League fixture list is revealed long before the, at 9am on Wednesday 14th June 2017 so fans can start planning away trips, or at least as much as they can do until television companies decide to decimate them.

Meanwhile, while the club look forward to embarking on a fifth successive season in the top division, the first pre-season fixture has been announced with Bundesliga side, FC Schalke 04, will be heading to South London.

The game will take place at Selhurst Park on Saturday 5th August 2017 with kick off at 3pm it what will be the first ever meeting between the two clubs. The German club finished tenth in the Bundesliga this season with 43 points from 34 games and currently have former Spurs midfielder Nabil Bentaleb among their ranks.

Before that, Palace will return to Hong Kong for the first time since 1995 to compete in the Premier League Asia Trophy with matches confirmed for Wednesday 19th and Saturday 22nd July at the Hong Kong Stadium.

Competing in the trophy along with the Eagles will be former Premier League champions Leicester City along with Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion. Fixtures are to be confirmed in early June.

This will be the eighth edition of the biennial tournament and is to feature four Premier League clubs for the first time. The knock-out format will see the clubs compete over two match days with a final to determine the winner. The current holders of the trophy are Arsenal who saw off Everton in the final. Former winners include Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth and Bolton Wanderers.

The Premier League Asia Trophy is part of the ongoing commitment to fans in Asia, supporting the development of football at all levels in Hong Kong and across the region. A full programme of coaching and community initiatives, including another Premier Skills coaching programme run in partnership with the Hong Kong Football Association, will run alongside the tournament.

 

 

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Jay Crame

Jay Crame

Jay is the founder of TEB and site editor. An avid Palace fan since the late eighties with a passion for music and far too many other sports. Amateur radio presenter of The Meridian Sports Show.

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