FA Youth Cup and EFL Trophy draw news
news Fri 10 Nov 2017
Chelsea’s Under-18s will begin the quest for a record-equalling fifth consecutive FA Youth Cup with a home match against either Cambridge United or Scunthorpe United.
Chelsea enter the competition at the third-round stage with the draw made this Friday lunchtime, full details of which are below.
Cambridge and Scunthorpe are scheduled to play their second-round tie on Tuesday (14 November). Third round games are to be played by 16 December.
Meanwhile in the EFL Trophy, if we finish second in our group, we will play MK Dons away in the next round. The draw for that was made at Wembley tonight. We play Exeter City in our final group game on 28 November.
In the FA Youth Cup, we beat Manchester City 6-2 on aggregate in the final last season, a repeat of the fixture the previous two years.
The full third round draw is:
Sheffield United v Burton Albion
Queens Park Rangers v Exeter City or Charlton Athletic
Tottenham Hotspur v Preston North End
Rotherham United or Mansfield Town v Crystal Palace
Burnley v Leeds United
Cheltenham Town or Welling United v Wigan Athletic or Bury
Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United
Oxford United or Bristol Rovers v Dagenham & Redbridge or Clanfield 85
Blackburn Rovers or Wrexham v Stoke City
Tamworth or Fleetwood Town v Bromley or Stevenage
West Bromwich Albion v Leyton Orient or Sholing
Plymouth Argyle or AFC Wimbledon v Manchester City
Huddersfield Town v Fulham
AFC Bournemouth v Hull City
Portsmouth or Lewes v Leicester City
Chelsea v Cambridge United or Scunthorpe United
Watford v Sunderland
Swindon Town v Nottingham Forest or Northampton Town
Barnet or Milton Keynes Dons v Cardiff City
Swansea City v Chesterfield or Port Vale
Middlesbrough v Bolton Wanderers
Reading v Millwall
Derby County v Manchester United
Norwich City v Barnsley
Everton v Ipswich Town
Bristol City v Birmingham City
Colchester United v Shrewsbury Town or Crewe Alexandra or Bishop’s Stortford
West Ham United v Doncaster Rovers or Blackpool
Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday
Aston Villa v Coventry City
Carlisle United or Prescot Cables v Liverpool or Hartlepool United