EFL Trophy format, including 16 Premier League academy sides, revealed

The format of the 2016-17 EFL Trophy, which will include 16 Premier League academy sides, has been confirmed.
Clubs from both League One and League Two will play alongside the Category One academies, starting with a group format before a Wembley final in April.

The 16 groups of four teams will each comprise an academy side with the top two from each qualifying for the first knockout round of 32 teams.

Known last season as the Football League Trophy and sponsored by Johnstone’s Paint, the competition has been rebranded for this season along with the Football League as a whole.

The 16 Category One Academies taking part in the EFL Trophy in 2016-17:

Arsenal

Chelsea

Everton

Leicester City

Liverpool

Manchester City

Manchester United

Middlesbrough

Newcastle United

Southampton

Stoke City

Sunderland

Swansea City

Tottenham Hotspur

West Bromwich Albion

West Ham United

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