Craig Shakespeare’s men kick start their preparations in China before closing up against Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach

Leicester City will be looking to pick up from where they left off at the end of the last campaign when they start their pre-season preparations this summer.

The Foxes endured a difficult start to the 2016/17 Premier League season but their form dramatically improved towards the end when Craig Shakespeare replaced Claudio Ranieri as caretaker boss.

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Shakespeare has since landed the job on a permanent basis and the 53-year-old has gone about putting his own stamp on things by bringing in Harry Maguire and Vicente Iborra for just under £30m.

Here is your complete guide to Leicester’s pre-season schedule.


Date Opponent Time (local/BST) Venue
Jul 19 West Bromwich Albion 18:00 / 11:00 Hong Kong Stadium
Jul 26 Luton Town 19:45 Kenilworth Road
Jul 28 MK Dons 19:45 Stadium MK
Jul 29 Wolves 15:00 Molineux Stadium
Aug 1 Burton Albion 19:45 Pirelli Stadium
Aug 4 Borussia Monchengladbach 19:45 King Power Stadium

Leicester head to China to take on West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League Asia Trophy in Hong Kong before returning to England to round off their summer preparations.

Shakespeare’s men will be put through their paces when they play three games in four days across England, taking on Luton Town, MK Dons and Wolves in a short space of time.

The Midlands-based side will then face Burton Albion before finishing up their pre-season against Germany’s Borussia Monchengladbach on home soil on August 4.

But before all of the matches get under way, Leicester are currently away in Austria in a pre-season training camp.

Maguire and Iborra have been getting to know their new team-mates in Velden alongside Michael Appleton, who left Oxford United to become Leicester’s new assistant manager in June.


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Leicester will open the new Premier League season against Arsenal on August 11 at the Emirates Stadium.

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They will then take on newly-promoted Brighton and Hove Albion in their opening home game of the new season on August 19 before clashes against Manchester United and Chelsea follow.

Leicester, who finished 12th in the league last term, will be hoping to get off to a better start this time around and push for a top-half finish at the very least.