While the new football season will not kick off for a few more weeks, the opening of the summer transfer window usually heralds the beginning of the new campaign. With the Premier League transfer window officially opened June 10th, we can be informally considered as already into the new season.
Everton are expected to be active in the market as Frank Lampard looks to strengthen the squad he has while the club will attempt to jettison some old burdensome contracts be it through expiring deals or transfers out of the club. We are yet to hear much from the new Director of Football Kevin Thelwell, but we can expect to learn more about his vision hopefully directly through interviews but also indirectly from the player who we are linked with and who we eventually sign.
Free agent James Tarkowski’s became the first signing of the summer, joining yesterday.
Friday June 10th - Summer transfer window opens in England [Premier League & Football League] and Scotland
Thursday June 16th - 2022/23 Premier League fixtures released - see Everton’s schedule here, and here is additional analysis on the toughest months.
Thursday June 30th - All expiring contracts end (Gylfi Sigurdsson, Cenk Tosun, Fabian Delph, Jonjoe Kenny)
Friday July 1st - Summer transfer window opens in France, Germany, Italy & Spain
Monday July 4th - Players report back to Finch Farm for pre-season training
Saturday July 16th - Everton vs Arsenal (Baltimore MD - USA pre-season tour) INFO
Wednesday July 20th - Everton vs Minnesota United (Minneapolis - USA pre-season tour) INFO
Sunday July 24th - Everton at Blackpool (Pre-season friendly) INFO
Friday July 29th - Everton vs Dynamo Kyiv (Pre-season friendly) INFO
It’s a more compressed pre-season with the new season starting earlier than normal because of the midseason break for the 2022 World Cup, when the Blues will be heading out Australia for a midseason tour.
Friday August 5th - First game of 2022/23 Premier League season
Saturday August 6th - Everton vs Chelsea (Premier League)
Saturday August 13th - Everton at Aston Villa (Premier League)
Saturday August 20th - Everton vs Nottingham Forest (Premier League)
Saturday August 27th - Everton at Brentford (Premier League)
Tuesday August 30th - Everton ay Leeds United (Premier League)
Wednesday July 31st - Summer transfer window closes in France and Italy
Thursday September 1st - Summer transfer window closes in England [Premier League & Football League] Germany, Scotland and Spain)