EFL Cup and EFL Trophy draws to take place next Thursday – on same day that EFL fixtures released

As part of the EFL’s fixture release day on Thursday June 23, the round one draws for the EFL Cup and EFL Trophy group stage will take place live on Sky Sports News.

The draws will follow the release of fixture lists across the Championship, League One and League Two which will also be revealed on Sky Sports at 9am on the same day – with the 2022-23 EFL season beginning the weekend commencing Friday July 29.

EFL Trophy

The EFL Trophy Group Stage draw will take place live on Sky Sports News at 11:30am on Thursday June 23.

The 16 Invited U21 teams will be drawn into their respective Northern and Southern section groups, with the 48 EFL clubs already placed into pre-determined groups prior to the draw. Consideration has been given to ensure travel time is minimised and recovery time is maximised for players.

All EFL clubs will play two of their three matches at home in the group stages, with the opening ties to take place week commencing August 29.


The EFL Cup round one draw will take place live on Sky Sports News at 2:30pm on Thursday June 23.

A total of 35 ties will be drawn for round one, which will include Stockport County and Grimsby Town who are returning to the EFL after achieving promotion from the National League.

Burnley, Watford and the Premier League clubs that are not competing in Europe will join the competition in round two. Holders Liverpool, who overcame Chelsea in last season’s final at Wembley Stadium, will join in round three along with the other Premier League teams competing in Europe next season.

EFL Cup round one fixtures will take place week commencing August 8.




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