Clarets paired with local rivals in Premier League Cup
The 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
7th to 10th November
Crystal Palace (h)
29th November to 2nd December
17th to 20th January
7th to 10th February
Crystal Palace (a)
21st to 25th February
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.
Charlton, Colchester, Reading, Swansea
Everton, Fulham, Plymouth or Yeovil, Watford
Hull, Newcastle, Southend or Scunthorpe, West Brom
Aston Villa, Cambridge or Exeter, Doncaster, Portsmouth
Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Stoke
Huddersfield or Oxford, Liverpool, Sunderland, Wigan
Blackburn, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough
Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Wolves