CHERRIES will host Lyon in a pre-season friendly at Vitality Stadium.

The seven-time French champions will travel to Dorset to play on Saturday, August 3 with a 3.30pm kick-off, a week before the first game of the Premier League season against Sheffield United.

Lyon finished third in Ligue 1 last season to seal Champions League qualification.

The evening before sees Cherries host Italian giants Lazio.

As well as the two friendlies at Vitality Stadium, Cherries have also announced fixtures away at West Brom and Brentford as part of the preparations for the 2019-20 campaign.