All you need to know about the Premier League mid-season friendlies
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John McGinn failed to prevent Aston Villa's 1-0 loss to Villarreal
John McGinn failed to prevent Aston Villa's 1-0 loss to Villarreal

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.

Arsenal

December 3: Arsenal 2-4 Watford

December 8: Arsenal 3-0 Lyon

December 13: Arsenal 2-1 AC Milan

December 17: Arsenal 0-2 Juventus

Aston Villa

November 30: Cardiff 3-1 Aston Villa

December 8: Aston Villa 2-2 Brighton

December 11: Chelsea 0-1 Aston Villa 

December 15: Aston Villa 0-1 Villarreal

Brentford

December 10: Brentford 1-2 Bordeaux

December 13: Brentford 1-3 Celta Vigo

December 17: Brentford 2-2 Wolfsburg

Brighton

December 8: Aston Villa 2-2 Brighton

Chelsea

December 11: Chelsea 0-1 Aston Villa 

Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha was on target in Crystal Palace's defeat to Napoli
Wilfried Zaha was on target in Crystal Palace's defeat to Napoli

December 3: Crystal Palace 0-0 Botafogo

December 7: Trabzonspor 2-2 Crystal Palace

December 11: Napoli 3-1 Crystal Palace

December 16: Custal Palace 2-1 Real Valladolid

Everton

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

November 23: Western Sydney Wanderers 1-5 Everton

Fulham

December 4: Portimonense 2-3 Fulham

December 17: Fulham 1-1 West Ham

Leeds 

December 8: Elche 1-2 Leeds

December 16: Leeds 2-1 Real Sociedad

Leicester 

December 10: Leicester 0-0 Troyes

Liverpool

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah failed to find the net against Lyon
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah failed to find the net against Lyon

December 11: Liverpool 1-3 Lyon 

December 16: Liverpool 4-1 AC Milan (Dubai Super Cup, Al Maktoum Stadium)

Manchester City

December 17: Manchester City 2-0 Girona

Manchester United

Donny van de Beek failed to prevent Manchester United sliding to a 4-2 defeat to Cadiz
Donny van de Beek failed to prevent Manchester United sliding to a 4-2 defeat to Cadiz

December 7: Cadiz 4-2 Manchester United

December 10: Real Betis 1-0 Manchester United

Newcastle

December 8: Al Hilal 0-5 Newcastle

December 17: Newcastle 2-1 Rayo Vallecano (H) 

Nottingham Forest

December 2: Nottingham Forest 1-2 Stoke

December 6: Atromitos 3-2 Nottingham Forest

December 10: Olympiacos 1-0 Nottingham Forest

December 16: Valencia 1-2 Nottingham Forest

Tottenham

December 9: Tottenham 4-0 Motherwell

December 14: Tottenham 3-1 Peterborough Under-21s

December 21: Nice (H)

West Ham 

Fulham and West Ham will collide on December 17
Fulham and West Ham will collide on December 17

December 6: Cambridge 2-4 West Ham

December 10: Udinese 1-3 West Ham

December 17: Fulham 1-1 West Ham

Wolves

December 3: Wolves 2-2 Birmingham

December 9: Wolves 1-1 Empoli

December 14: Wolves 4-3 Cadiz

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