It is a long and long time coming to kick off the new Premier League season, but the first thing to know is that we are looking forward to it.
We will be the first to announce our pre-season fixture lists, with the first kick-off on Wednesday and the next fixture on Saturday, and the first two weeks of October, but we have plenty of time to look forward to everything that comes before.
The pre-tournament games are set to start on Friday with a friendly between AFC Bournemouth and AFC Brescia, the next on Sunday, with a match between Liverpool and Swansea City, and a friendly on Saturday between Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea.
The next two games are at the weekend, and we can expect a big clash between Juventus and AC Milan in the afternoon.
We are looking for another friendly match between Juventus FC and Inter Milan, with Liverpool FC meeting Real Madrid at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
On Saturday, we can look forward again to a friendly match with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.
We also have a friendly against the newly-established Premier League champions Everton on Saturday evening.
We know that they have had a few injuries in the last few weeks, so we hope to have all our players fit and ready to go.
The last two matches are against Manchester City, with both games against the defending champions City in the Europa League at the stadium in the heart of London.
The last meeting between these sides took place on May 25, with Everton beating Manchester City 1-0.
There is a bit of a catch-up game between Manchester United and Barcelona at Old Trafford on Sunday.
United beat Barcelona 1-1 in the first leg, with Lionel Messi scoring a brace.
United will be looking to rebound against Barcelona, with Luis Suarez’s first-half hat-trick against them taking the game to the home side.
Manchester United v Liverpool: Saturday, August 4, 5.30pm (Sky Sports)Chelsea v Everton: Saturday on Sky Sports, 10.00pm (Premier League)Swansea City v Manchester City: Saturday 10.30am (Sky Sport 1)Manchester United vs Arsenal: Saturday 7.30 on Sky, 10pm (UK)Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspurs: Saturday 3.30 pm (Sky)Manchester City v Swansea City: Sunday, August 6, 12.00am (Premiers League)Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea: Saturday 5.00 on Sky 2, 7.00 pm (UK), Saturday 6.00 am (Sky League One)Sporting Lisbon v Everton – Sunday on Sky Sport 2, 3.00 (Premiership League)Real Madrid v Barcelona – Saturday on the Spanish giants’ TV channel (ES), 3.15 (La Liga)Liga1.
Real Madrid v Liverpool – LFPL2.
Real vs Barcelona – La Liga3.
Barcelona v Real Madrid – La Liga