Premier League Summer Series USA, 2023: Chelsea crowned champions
The inaugural Summer Series is done and dusted, with Chelsea coming out on top just 12 days before the start of the 2023-24 Premier League season.
Six Premier League teams -- Aston Villa, Brentford, Brighton, Chelsea, Fulham and Newcastle United -- played in nine games across five U.S. cities in July and it was one heck of a summer party.
And you can catch up on all of the action across our platforms here at NBC Sports.
Premier League Summer Series 2023 schedule, dates, how to watch live
Where: Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL; Harrison, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Landover, MD
When: July 22-30
Tickets: Via the Premier League - April 25 (pre-sale), April 26 (general sale)
How to watch: Across the NBC Sports platforms, including Peacock
Premier League Summer Series table
1. Chelsea - 7 points (+3 GD)
2. Aston Villa - 5 points (+2)
3. Newcastle - 5 points (+1)
4. Brighton - 3 points (0)
5. Fulham - 3 points (-3)
6. Brentford - 1 point (-3)
Premier League Summer Series Results
Saturday July 22
Sunday July 23
Wednesday July 26
Friday July 28
Sunday July 30
Alan Shearer: ‘I love the passion of the fans
The Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer Alan Shearer spoke to ProSoccerTalk (full interview above) about why this Stateside tournament is going to be special.
Created by the Premier League, the Summer Series will see games take place in Atlanta, Orlando, Harrison, NJ, Philadelphia and Landover, MD.
“I love how passionate the fans are,” Shearer said about Premier League fans in the USA. “They are obviously very knowledgeable. They obviously love their football very much. I understand it might not be the No. 1 sport in America but soccer is growing and it is growing really fast... The more events like this, the more times that we, the Premier League, come over to America and showcase the Premier League and the trophy at these organized events, it is only going to get bigger.”
“I think this will be the first of many,” Shearer added. “It wouldn’t surprise me at all if this was going to happen every single season. It will be a great tournament and a chance to see some Premier League legends and huge football clubs.”
Referees from the Premier League will also be heading Stateside to work alongside American officiating crews to fully replicate the PL matchday experience.
Aston Villa duo excited to experience the United States
Aston Villa and Brazil star Douglas Luiz, who was just named Villa’s Supporters’ Player and Players’ Player of the Season, is excited to play in front of fans in the USA, making the most of the hot weather and exploring the cities to learn more about their history.
“I am so happy. It is a good weather like it is in Brazil, I am so happy and excited to go to the US,” Luiz said. “It is a very good, very good people and I want to visit and I want to know so much more. I am so excited to go with Aston Villa and I want to enjoy seeing as much as I can.”
Aston Villa and Jamaica winger Leon Bailey is no stranger to playing Stateside and is looking forward to soaking up the atmosphere.
“I like the U.S. a lot, so I’m looking forward to a great time in the USA traveling to different States. It is a nice atmosphere, the people always come out in numbers and the support is brilliant. I’m really looking forward to it and I think it is going to be brilliant... I’ve been to LA, Houston, DC and Orlando, with the last Gold Cup most of our games [with Jamaica] were played in Orlando. It’s great and we always get time to explore. So it is nice and you are playing football and you enjoying it but you are enjoying it in a different in a city, which is great.”
Which teams are playing in the Summer Series?
The teams competing in the Premier League Summer Series in the USA in 2023 are:
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters is extremely excited about the league hosting their first-ever preseason tournament in the USA.
“We are delighted to be bringing six clubs to the USA in July for the first-ever Premier League Summer Series,” Masters said. “Our clubs have incredible supporters in the US, who passionately follow their teams throughout the season. We have seen this dedication first-hand from the tens of thousands who have attended our Mornings Live fan events and are excited to be building on this by bringing live Premier League action to five cities this summer.
“We are currently enjoying one of the most competitive Premier League seasons of all time at both ends of the table and I am sure we will see some thrilling matches during the tournament.”
Below are all the details you need on the the tournament.