EFL Trophy draw: Chelsea to face Swindon, Exeter City and Oxford United in revamped competition

27 Jul

The draw has been made for the revamped English Football League Trophy.

A total of 16 ‘category one’ academy outfits from the likes of Chelsea, Everton, West Ham and Leicester City¬†join the 48 League One and League Two teams in the hat, but a number of invited sides declined to enter.

Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham all opted against taking part in the competition.

You can see the full draw below:

Northern Section: 

Group A: Everton, Bolton, Cheltenham, Blackpool

Group B: Wolves, Chesterfield, Crewe, Accrington

Group C: Stoke, Bradford, Morecambe, Bury

Group D: Blackburn, Fleetwood, Carlisle, Oldham

Group E: Derby, Port Vale, Doncaster, Mansfield

Group F: Sunderland, Hartlepool, Rochdale, Notts County

Group G: Middlesbrough, Scunthorpe, Cambridge, Shrewsbury

Group H: Leicester, Sheffield United, Grimsby, Walsall

Southern Section:

Group A: Reading, Bristol Rovers, Portsmouth, Yeovil

Group B: Swansea, AFC Wimbledon, Newport, Plymouth

Group C: Chelsea, Swindon, Exeter, Oxford

Group D: West Ham, Coventry, Wycombe, Northampton

Group E: Southampton, Charlton, Cochester, Crawley

Group F: Norwich, Peterborough, Barnet, MK Dons

Group G: Brighton, Southend, Stevenage, Leyton Orient

Group H: West Brom, Luton, Millwall, Gillingham


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