Premier League International Cup dates confirmed


A date has been confirmed for West Ham United U23s’ Premier League International Cup tie against Portuguese outfit Benfica.

The Hammers will take on The Reds, who just missed out on qualification to the knockout rounds of last season’s competition, on 21 November 2017, though a venue and kick-off time is yet to be confirmed.

The tournament was won by Porto last season after a 5-0 final win over Sunderland in the north east.

The Hammers’ campaign in the International Cup kicks-off at the end of this month, with a second trip to Tottenham Hotspur in the space of two weeks taking place on 31 August.

Then, Terry Westley’s team will host Villarreal – a date that has also been changed – just five days later on 4 October at Dagenham and Redbridge’s Chigwell Construction Stadium.

For full details of West Ham United U23s’ fixtures and to view all the changes, click here.