Premier League clubs ramp up preparations with 11 v 11 matches

8 Jun 2020
Bukayo Saka, Arsenal

See how the 20 teams are getting ready for the 2019/20 season restart, including training match highlights from Arsenal, Spurs and Leicester City

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Ahead of the Premier League's return clubs are upping the intensity as they continue with Stage Two of the Return to Training protocol.

The 2019/20 season is set to resume on Wednesday 17 June, if all safety requirements are in place, and clubs have ramped up their preparations with many playing in 11 v 11 training matches. 

Here's how our teams are getting ready for the season restart. 

See: Revised 2019/20 Premier League fixtures released


Gunners striker Eddie Nketiah scored a hat-trick in a 6-0 victory over Charlton Athletic.

Aston Villa

Take a look at how Villa's goalkeepers are getting ready for the season restart.

AFC Bournemouth

The Cherries donned new training kit as midfielder David Brooks joined a quartet of returning players.

Brighton & Hove Albion

In the Seagulls' training matches Aaron Connolly and Leandro Trossard showed there were few signs of rustiness with some brilliant goals.


Manager Sean Dyche has been talking about how his players have been stepping up training and says he is happy with their fitness levels.


There are plenty of smiles at the Cobham training ground as Chelsea players hone their finishing skills in small-sided drills.

Crystal Palace

The Eagles filmed their return to contact training with a drone in the sky.


Michael Keane and Mason Holgate were among the scorers as Everton continued to prepare for the Merseyside derby.

Leicester City

The Foxes were back at King Power Stadium as they held an 11 v 11 training match.


The leaders ran an 11 v 11 match at Anfield, with Sadio Mane back among the goals as they got a feel of playing in a stadium again.

Manchester City

Man City stepped things up a gear this weekend. Watch some goals from Riyad Mahrez and Sergio Aguero, as well as a bit of free-kick practice from Kevin De Bruyne.

Manchester United

At United there was a first link-up between the fit-again Paul Pogba and January signing Bruno Fernandes, who showcased their set-piece skills.

Newcastle United

Nabil Bentaleb scored a stunning goal from way out as the Magpies played at St James' Park.

Norwich City

Norwich were also back at their stadium, Carrow Road, for an 11 v 11 training match. 

Sheffield United

The Blades are due to be one of the first two teams back in Premier League action and they trained at Bramall Lane ahead of their away match against Aston Villa on 17 June.


Saints showed how they are preparing for their first match back against Norwich on 19 June.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs' players went head-to-head at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with Tanguy Ndombele and Dele Alli scoring in the match. 


The Hornets gave us an insightful look at assistant head coach Craig Shakespeare leading a training drill.

West Ham United

West Ham upped the intensity and showed us a classy finish from Jarrod Bowen

Wolverhampton Wanderers

And Wolves really turned the heat up as they did back-to-back sessions, with Raul Jimenez sharpening his finishing skills. 

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