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Hammers fans in pre-season travel nightmare

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Wrexham travelling further for pre-season than half the Premier League but West Ham United and Spurs top the travel charts with 20,000 miles of gruelling tours according to “Research by¬†CasinoSite.nl

  • Wrexham AFC will travel further than 11 Premier League sides to fulfil their North American obligations this summer

  • London rivals Spurs and West Ham will both travel to Australia for their pre-season

  • Hammers ended their regular season on June 7 after clinching the Conference League trophy

  • Sheffield United will travel the fewest miles before their Premier League return – 1,412 to be exact

  • Two sides (Burnley and Luton Town) have yet to confirm their pre-season schedule before their Premier League seasons start

Tottenham Hotspur will travel further than any other Premier League side this summer as part of their pre-season calendar. However, League Two side Wrexham are travelling further than half of the Premier League to fulfil their North American obligations.

Research conducted by CasinoSite.nl concluded Spurs will travel 19,923 miles as part of their Asia-Pacific Tour this summer, which sees them play games in Thailand, Perth and Singapore.

London rivals West Ham will be their opponents in Perth, with the Hammers playing two games in Perth before returning for away games against Dagenham and Rennes.

Newly promoted Wrexham AFC, famous for their Hollywood owners, will travel more than 9,000 miles for their pre-season fixtures in North America after their success last season. ESPN revealed their FA Cup second round viewing figures increased by 858% as a direct result of showcasing Wrexham.

At the other end of the spectrum, Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest and Everton will all travel fewer than 2,000 miles each as part of their pre-season fixtures.

There are six sides taking part in the Premier League Summer Series across five major East Coast cities in the United States at stadiums in Atlanta (Georgia), Harrison (New Jersey), Orlando (Florida), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and Landover (Maryland).

Club

Distance travelled (miles)*

Burnley

N/A

Luton Town

N/A

Tottenham Hotspur

19,923

West Ham United

18,293

Manchester United

15,106

Liverpool

13,812

Arsenal

12,844

Manchester City

12,741

Wolverhampton Wanderers

11,088

Aston Villa

10,469

Chelsea

10,246

Wrexham AFC

9,038

Fulham

8,946

Newcastle United

8,490

Brentford

8,476

Brighton and Hove Albion

8,464

Crystal Palace

8,122

AFC Bournemouth

3,988

Everton

1,778

Nottingham Forest

1,575

Sheffield United

1,412

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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