The 2018-19 season was a broadly successful one for Everton as they finished an impressive eighth in the Premier League, just three points behind Wolves, who claimed the final Europa League spot.Marco Silva’s side were also one of the most prolific outside the ‘Big Six’, with only Bournemouth finding the net more regularly than the Goodison Park outfit.Having made promising signings such as Richarlison and Lucas Digne last summer, they will be eager to build from this foundation and enjoy similar success in the 2019-20 season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Ahead of the upcoming campaign, Goal takes a look at Everton’s pre-season friendly schedule, the club’s transfer activity and when their Premier League push begins again.Everton pre-season fixtures Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue Jul 7 Kariobangi Sharks 2pm / 9am Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi Jul 14 Sion TBC Bagnes, Switzerland Jul 19 Monaco TBC Bagnes, Switzerland Jul 24 Wigan Athletic 7:45pm / 2:45pm DW Stadium, Wigan Aug 3 Werder Bremen 2pm / 9am Weserstadion, Bremen Everton’s first pre-season friendly match will be played on July 7, with Silva’s side set to play Kariobangi Sharks in Nairobi, Kenya.This is set to be a showcase match for the African side, who won the SportPesa Cup to earn the right to tackle the Premier League outfit.It is not the first time that Everton have travelled to East Africa for pre-season, as they visited Tanzania in July 2017 to face Kenyan side Gor Mahia, running out 2-1 winners.After that, the Toffees make the trip to Switzerland, where they will continue their training, with two matches against Sion and Monaco on July 14 and 19 respectively.They return to England for a match against Championship outfit Wigan Athletic on July 24 and conclude their pre-season preparations in Germany against Werder Bremen on August 3.Everton 2019-20 transfer activity Goalkeeper Jonas Lossl has joined on a free transfer from Huddersfield Town and Danish teenager Sebastian Kristensen has been added from Lyngby for their academy side.Marco Silva has reportedly been exploring options to strengthen his full-back sectors, with Thomas Meunier a potential arrival from Paris Saint-Germain on the right and Aaron Cresswell reportedly a target to supplement Lucas Digne on the left.Marseille are said to have offered the Toffees the opportunity to buy Kevin Strootman, while reports have linked the Goodison club with potential moves for Fulham forward Aleksandr Mitrovic and Lyon attacker Bertrand Traore.Ajax striker David Neres is another name closely linked with the club, with fans heartened to see him pose for photos with the Brazil national side along with Richarlison, a player they will do everything in their power to keep.Transfer activity in Position Player Transferred from Fee Date DF Sebastian Kristensen Lyngby Undisc. Jul 1 GK Jonas Lossl Huddersfield Town Free Jul 1 Transfer activity out Position Player Transferred to Fee Date DF Jonjoe Kenny Schalke Loan Jul 1 DF Phil Jagielka Released – Jul 1 DF Ashley Williams Released – Jul 1 MF Nikola Vlasic CSKA Moscow £14m Jul 1 Everton 2019-20 Premier League fixtures Everton open the 2019-20 Premier League season with an away trip to Crystal Palace on August 10.The Toffees face Watford in week two, followed by Aston Villa in week three and Wolves in week four.Click here to see Everton’s full Premier League fixture list. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.