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Premier League clubs return for pre-season

11 Jul 2024
Return to pre-season training

Players are back! See how they're preparing for the start of 2024/25

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Premier League clubs have started to return to training to begin their preparations for the opening weekend of the 2024/25 season, kicking off on Friday 16 August.

Pre-season friendlies have already begun, and here is a first glimpse of some of the stars of the competition getting ready for the new campaign.

Ben White, Jurrien Timber and Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard are all hard at work as the Gunners aim to go one better this season and try to win a first league title since 2004.

Ahead of their first top-flight season in 22 years, Ipswich Town players returned to training, including Omari Hutchinson, who signed for a club-record fee from Chelsea after spending 2023/24 on loan with the Tractor Boys.

Southampton are also looking forward to their Premier League return following a one-season absence and Adam Lallana is all smiles as he is put through his paces at their Staplewood training ground, having rejoined the club where he began his career.

Kevin Schade and Vitaly Janelt

Brentford were among the first clubs to report back for training on 26 June, and there's a friendly handshake between Kevin Schade and Vitaly Janelt as they arrive for for the first day of pre-season.

AFC Bournemouth's players are straight back to work, with Adam Smith and star striker Dominic Solanke battling to the finish line following a gruelling endurance run.

Fist bumps, thumbs up and smiles aplenty as Chelsea's first team squad report back to their Cobham training ground, before starting work with new head coach Enzo Maresca for the first time.

Julen Lopetegui addresses West Ham United's players for the first time after being appointed as their new head coach.

West Ham's players are given "welcome back" gifts, representing something that they have done over the summer.

Tottenham Hotspur's latest acquisition Archie Gray joins up with his new team-mates, with several players showing off their incredible core strength. 

Captain Son Heung-min receives balloons and birthday messages to celebrate turning 32.

Crystal Palace head coach Oliver Glasner is starting his first full season at Selhurst Park and the Eagles wasted no time getting in some match practice - a behind-closed-doors friendly against Sutton United.

Tim Iroegbunam and Iliman Ndiaye arrive for their first ever training session as Everton players following the duo's recent move from Aston Villa and Marseille respectively.

Ashley Young, Everton

Despite heading in to his 18th season as a Premier League player, Ashley Young shows no signs of slowing down as he performs hip thrusts in the gym.

Arne Slot, training ground

Liverpool's new head coach Arne Slot greets staff and players at their AXA training centre as the dawn of a new era begins without Jurgen Klopp.

Jamie Vardy is among the first to arrive as he looks ahead to his 13th pre-season as a Leicester City player.

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