From 2016/17 the Premier League Cup replaced the Under-21 Premier League Cup, which was introduced in 2013/14 to enhance the competitiveness of the Professional Development Phase calendar with knockout football alongside the regular league campaign.
In 2021/22 the Premier League Cup returns, after being curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019/20 and not taking place in 2020/21.
The competition is in the UEFA Champions League style with 32 clubs in the main group stage, replacing the straight knockout in the U21 Premier League Cup. Like Premier League 2, it will be contested between Under-23 teams, with each side allowed three over-age outfield players and a goalkeeper born before 1 January 1998 in the 2021/22 season.
2017/18 Aston Villa
2016/17 Swansea City
2015/16 West Ham United
**Competition did not take place
*Competition did not finish due to curtailment of season