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Palace's Premier League Cup group stage fixtures confirmed

5 September 2019

Crystal Palace's U23s have entered the Premier League Cup competition for the 2019/20 season, with participation in the tournament open to Premier and Football League clubs that hold licences to operate academies.

The format of the Premier League Cup begins with eight groups of four being randomly drawn, with the top two from each of those groups qualifying for the knockout rounds.

The Eagles have been drawn in Group G alongside Premier League 2 sides Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough, with fellow Professional Development League side Burnley the final opponent - having been pitted against Burnley it means that the Eagles will play the Clarets a minimum of three times this season, with Richard Shaw’s side closing out their league campaign away to Burnley (1pm, 27thApril).

The full fixture list for Palace’s group stage is below - venue, date and kick-off time are yet to be finalised:

Matchday 1 – played between October 3rd-6th

Crystal Palace v Blackburn Rovers

Middlesbrough v Burnley

Matchday 2 – played between November 7th-10th

Burnley v Crystal Palace

Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough

Matchday 3 – played between November 29th-2ndDecember

Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough

Blackburn Rovers v Burnley

Matchday 4 – played between January 17th-20th

Blackburn Rovers v Crystal Palace

Burnley v Middlesbrough

Matchday 5 – played between February 7th-10th

Crystal Palace v Burnley

Middlesbrough v Blackburn Rovers

Matchday 6 – played between February 21st-25th

Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace

Burnley v Blackburn Rovers

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