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1819 burnley turf moor 04 1000x500The draw for this season’s Premier League Cup has given Burnley a tough group alongside local rivals Blackburn Rovers, Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough.

This is the seventh season of the competition in which we reached the semi-finals in 2013 before going out to Manchester City. We haven’t faced two of these clubs in the competition before but did play against Blackburn in 2016/17 with the home game played at Morecambe.

The games have been scheduled as follows:

3rd to 6th October
Middlesbrough (a)

7th to 10th November
Crystal Palace (h)

29th November to 2nd December
Blackburn (a)

17th to 20th January
Middlesbrough (h)

7th to 10th February
Crystal Palace (a)

21st to 25th February
Blackburn (h)

There are eight groups of four teams each in the competition with four places to be confirmed via qualifying games to be played next week. The groups are listed below.

Group A
Charlton, Colchester, Reading, Swansea

Group B
Everton, Fulham, Plymouth or Yeovil, Watford

Group C
Hull, Newcastle, Southend or Scunthorpe, West Brom

Group D
Aston Villa, Cambridge or Exeter, Doncaster, Portsmouth

Group E
Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Stoke

Group F
Huddersfield or Oxford, Liverpool, Sunderland, Wigan

Group G
Blackburn, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough

Group H
Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Wolves

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