Leicester City Pre-Season 2019: Where to Watch the Foxes Play This Summer

Leicester City's 2018/19 season was a campaign full of ups and downs, that included a ninth-place finish in the Premier League, three managerial changes and the untimely death of beloved ​chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. 

The Foxes have scheduled a busy pre-season with Brendan Rodgers keen on speeding up the development of every potential first-team player. All five of Leicester's summer friendlies will take place in the UK against lower division sides and will all be held in the month of July. 

Here's a closer look at who, when and where the Foxes will be playing this summer. 

Scunthorpe United

Ryan Williams,Will Vaulks,Ryan Yates

​To begin the crazy month of July, ​Leicester will travel to Glanford Park to take on recently relegated League 2 side Scunthorpe United. The two sides haven't faced off since the 2011 season when the Foxes defeated Scunthorpe 3-0 in the ​Championship.

Leicester have a solid track record against the Iron, winning seven of the ten meetings between the clubs. 

When Is Kickoff? ​Tuesday 16 July
What Time Is Kickoff? ​19:30 (BST)
Where Is it Played? ​Glanford Park
TV Channel/Live Stream ​LCFC TV

Cheltenham Town FC

Jack Dunn

​In the Foxes' second League 2 conquest of the pre-season, the club will take on Cheltenham Town at Whaddon Road. Cheltenham finished in the middle of the League 2 table last season, avoiding relegation but never making a run at promotion throughout the campaign. 

Leicester have faced off with Cheltenham twice in League 1 a decade ago, with the Foxes convincingly winning both matches 4-0.

When Is Kickoff? ​Saturday 20 July
What Time Is Kickoff? ​15:00 (BST)
Where Is it Played? ​Whaddon Road
TV Channel/Live Stream ​LCFC TV

Cambridge United

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy,Jay Williams,Aaron Pierre

​Rodgers clearly doesn't want to play very high-level competition in the pre-season tune-ups, with Cambridge United representing the third League 2 squad Leicester will face over the summer. Cambridge finished the season just three points out of the relegation zone, narrowly missing out on a trip to the National League next campaign. 

Leicester, again, hold the lead in the overall record between the sides, winning seven, drawing five and losing two to United's.

When Is Kickoff? ​Tuesday 23 July
What Time Is Kickoff? ​19:30 (BST)
Where Is it Played? ​Abbey Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream ​LCFC TV

Rotherham United

Sami Ajayi,Will Vaulks

​While ​Rotherham United represents a slight step-up in competition, the freshly relegated League 1 side will only be taking on about half of the Leicester first-team stars. 

The Foxes scheduled two friendly matches to be played at the same time with Rodgers splitting up the squad to ensure everyone obtains minutes in the lead-up to the ​Premier League season. 

When Is Kickoff? Saturday 27 July​
What Time Is Kickoff? ​15:00 (BST)
Where Is it Played? ​New York Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream ​LCFC TV

Stoke City

Jamie Vardy,Joe Allen

​At the same time that half of the squad will be in Rotherham, the other half will be taking on Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium for the first time since 2018 when the Potters were relegated from the Premier League.

The previous two meetings between Leicester and Stoke ended in draws but the points weren't enough to keep the Potters in the top flight. 

When Is Kickoff? Saturday 27 July​
What Time Is Kickoff? ​15:00 (BST)
Where Is it Played? ​bet365 Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream ​LCFC TV

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