This season's Premier League Cup groups and fixtures have been confirmed, as the Under-23 competition returns for the 2021/22 campaign.
Mirroring the format of the UEFA Champions League, the Premier League Cup consists of eight four-team groups, with each club playing their opposing teams both home and away.
It's the first PL Cup campaign since 2019/20, when the competition was curtailed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it includes Academies from Categories 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Clubs in the third and fourth categories have been competing in qualifiers to join the top-level Academies in the group stage.
|Group||Team 1||Team 2||Team 3||Team 4|
|A||Arsenal||AFC Bournemouth||Southampton||West Brom|
The top two teams from each of the eight groups progress to the knockout stages, with one-off ties from the last 16 through to the final to determine the champions.