Three pre-season matches set

Our pre-season schedule, which includes a match at Stamford Bridge, has now been finalised.

In a change to our original plans, we are pleased to announce three European International Champions Cup fixtures ahead of the 2018/19 campaign, including a game against Lyon at the Bridge on Tuesday 7 August.

We compete for the fifth time in the International Champions Cup, but for the first time in Europe, with Yokohama becoming an official partner of the competition in 2018.

Our European games begin in southern France where we meet Inter Milan at Nice’s Allianz Riviera Stadium on Saturday 28 July.

A local derby with a twist follows that as we take on Premier League rivals Arsenal at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Wednesday 1 August.

We then play Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday 5 August before concluding our pre-season fixtures on Tuesday 7 August when we host Lyon at Stamford Bridge.

Ticket news for all four of those games will follow in due course.

Our summer schedule kicks off with a friendly in Western Australia at the brand new Optus Stadium, where we meet Perth Glory on Monday 23 July. Tickets for that match are on sale now.

- Supporters who have booked travel and accommodation for our previously announced International Champions Cup fixtures in Poland or Sweden are invited to apply for a refund on or before 30 June, based on the following criteria:

The booking must have been made on or after 17 April;

The individual concerned must have tried to cancel the booking and obtain a refund; and

The individual must have applied to the club for a refund by 30 June.