The young Blues will take on League Two Swindon Town on Thursday, 11 July (11am) as part of a warm-weather training camp in La Manga, Spain, before travelling to another fourth-tier side in Morecambe on Saturday, 20 July (3pm).
Chorley, who will begin life in the National League next season after winning promotion via the National League North play-offs, will host David Unsworth's charges three days later on Tuesday, 23 July (7:30pm), with a trip to Welsh club Rhyl's Belle Vue Stadium confirmed for Saturday, 27 July (3pm).
The young Blues will travel to Bamber Bridge of the Northern Premier League on Wednesday, 31 July (7:30pm) and then face Wigan Under-23s on Saturday, 3 August (1pm) at the Latics' Christopher Park Training Ground.
Everton Under-23s completed a league and cup double last season. Unsworth's side topped Premier League 2 for the second time in three years, before beating Newcastle United 1-0 at Goodison Park to secure the Club's first Premier League Cup success.
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1 Posted 28/05/2019 at 16:02:39
2 Posted 28/05/2019 at 16:28:38
3 Posted 28/05/2019 at 18:53:10
Getting them out of their homes and comfort zones, lads only and focussed on nothing but training is essential. Though it's warm at home there are too many distractions which are reduced by travelling.
4 Posted 30/05/2019 at 18:39:43
The teams they come up against are also in pre-season so should be equally as unsharp/unfit and so if this is the standard then does that also mean the standard of the players in our U23s is the same and therefore no hope of them making a career in the Premier League?
5 Posted 30/05/2019 at 18:45:31
I saw the current U23s against Oldham in the Checkatrade Trophy, and some of the stand-out performers this season struggled at times. Doesn't necessarily mean they're not up to that standard, it's just very different playing against 25- to 35-year-old men, as opposed to 18- to 21-year-old youngsters all the time.
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