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3 September 2019

All you need to know ahead of the visit of Spurs this evening

Town were drawn in group A of the Trophy along with Colchester United, Gillingham and Spurs U21s back in July and will face Tottenham at Portman Road this evening [kick-off 7.45pm].

The competition features a total of 64 teams, with these then split into 16 groups of four (eight Northern and eight Southern) - each group containing one 'invited team' from Category One.

Each EFL club is guaranteed to play two group games at home, with Blues facing Spurs and Gillingham at Portman Road and Colchester away.

Each Category One team will play all three of their group matches away from home.

The standard format of three points for a win, and one for a draw will be used, but, in the event of a drawn game after 90 minutes, a penalty shoot-out will be held with the winner gaining an extra point.

The top two placed teams from each group will progress to the knock-out stages, with round two of the competition remaining regionalised - the group winners at home against a second placed team from a different qualifying group.

Round three of the tournament will also remain regionalised, with the quarter-finals then being drawn without any geographical restrictions.

The semi-finals will be played at the stadium of the team drawn first in both ties, before the final takes place at Wembley on Sunday, 5 April, 2020.


A full list of confirmed group stage fixtures can be seen below:

Tottenham Hotspur (H) Portman Road 03/09/19 7.45pm

Gillingham (H) Portman Road 08/10/19 7.45pm

Colchester United (A) JobServe Community Stadium 12/11/19 7.30pm


And ticket prices for tonight's match against Spurs are as follows:

  • Adults: £10
  • 65+/U23: £5
  • U19: £1

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