West Ham are set to have the shortest pre-season in Premier League history.

The Hammers will start the 2015-16 season on July 2 against Andorran side FC Lusitans just 39 days after the 2014-15 campaign ended on May 24.

That's a shorter break than any other side from the top flight has had since the start of the Premier League in 1992-93.

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The previous shortest break was back in 1995 when Sheffield Wednesday had just 41 days between the end of the 1994-95 season on May 14, and the start of the now defunct Intertoto Cup on June 24.

That same year also saw Tottenham and Wimbledon only have a 42 day break before the start of the same competition.

The Intertoto Cup also meant that Bradford City only had a pre-season of 48 days between the 1999-00 and 2000-01 seasons.

When Liverpool won the 2004-05 Champions League on May 25 they famously finished outside of the Premier League's top four, meaning that they had to go through the qualifiers for the following year's competition.
Those qualifiers started on July 13, just 49 days after lifting the trophy following their famous victory over AC Milan.

Fulham and Aston Villa both had pre-seasons of 56 days in 2002 and 2001 respectively, both thanks to the Intertoto Cup.

In 1999 West Ham had just 62 days between the start of the new campaign and the end of the previous one, while Newcastle had 63 days between seasons back in 2005.

20 shortest pre-seasons of Premier League sides

Season | Comp | Team | Date | Season ended | Diff

• 2015-16 | Europa League | West Ham | 02/07/2015 | 24/05/2015 | 39
1995 | Intertoto Cup | Sheff Weds | 24/06/1995 | 14/05/1995 | 41
1995 | Intertoto Cup | Tottenham | 25/06/1995 | 14/05/1995 | 42
1995 | Intertoto Cup | Wimbledon | 24/06/1995 | 13/05/1995 | 42
2000 | Intertoto Cup | Bradford | 01/07/2000 | 14/05/2000 | 48
2005-06 | Champions League | Liverpool | 13/07/2005 | 25/05/2005 | 49
2002 | Intertoto Cup | Fulham | 06/07/2002 | 11/05/2002 | 56
2001 | Intertoto Cup | Aston Villa | 14/07/2001 | 19/05/2001 | 56
2000 | Intertoto Cup | Aston Villa | 16/07/2000 | 20/05/2000 | 57
1999 | Intertoto Cup | West Ham | 17/07/1999 | 16/05/1999 | 62
2005 | Intertoto Cup | Newcastle | 17/07/2005 | 15/05/2005 | 63
2011-12 | Europa League | Stoke | 28/07/2011 | 22/05/2011 | 67
2009-10 | Europa League | Fulham | 30/07/2009 | 24/05/2009 | 67
2001 | Intertoto Cup | Newcastle | 25/07/2001 | 19/05/2001 | 67
2006 | Intertoto Cup | Newcastle | 14/07/2006 | 07/05/2006 | 68
2008 | Intertoto Cup | Aston Villa | 19/07/2008 | 11/05/2008 | 69
1998 | Intertoto Cup | Crystal Palace | 18/07/1998 | 10/05/1998 | 69
2007 | Intertoto Cup | Blackburn | 22/07/2007 | 13/05/2007 | 70
2002 | Intertoto Cup | Aston Villa | 20/07/2002 | 11/05/2002 | 70