How Newcastle United can follow in Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea's footsteps at the Premier League Asia Trophy

Newcastle United will be jetting off to participate in the Premier League Asia Trophy this summer - and will be hoping it benefits them as much as it has done previous participants.

Liverpool won the last Premier League Asia Trophy
Liverpool won the last Premier League Asia Trophy

The Magpies will take on Manchester City, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers in China between July 17 and 20, and will be looking to follow in the footsteps of teams who have enjoyed success in the pre-season tournament before going on to have strong Premier League campaigns. We've taken a look at all of the winners of the Premier League Asia Trophy and how the tournament has benefitted them - scroll down and click through the pages to find out:

The Blues won the first instalment of the Premier League Asia Trophy, before going on to enjoy one of their strongest league finishes as they clinched the runners-up spot behind unbeaten Arsenal.
Sam Allardyce's side beat Thailand U23s to land the trophy in its second campaign, before sealing an 8th place finish in the Premier League the following campaign.
Pompey kicked-off a fine campaign by winning the Premier League Asia Trophy - later finishing 8th in the top flight and sealing the FA Cup after beating Cardiff City in the final.
Spurs were another side able to kick-on after sealing success in Asia, sealing qualification for the Champions League via a fourth place finish in the season following their triumph.
Chelsea finished sixth in the top flight after lifting the pre-season silverware, although did manage to claim the Champions League to assuage their domestic disappointment.
City pipped Sunderland to the Premier League Asia Cup in 2013, then going on to seal their second top flight title in an impressive campaign.
The Gunners finished second in the Premier League - behind surprise package Leicester City - in the season immediately following their triumph in Asia.


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While the Reds may not have had the perfect campaign after lifting the Premier League Asia Trophy, they did still manage to secure a top four finish off the back of pre-season success.
Only three times has a side that has competed in the Premier League Asia Trophy been relegated the following season. That could bode well for Newcastle...