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Kevin Cooper's men to host Chelsea should they beat Brighton

Cardiff City's Development squad will face Chelsea at home should they beat Brighton and Hove Albion in the second qualifying round of the Barclays Under-21 Premier League cup next week.

City take on Brighton at Sussex County FA Headquarters on Tuesday, 29th October (kick-off, 7pm) as they aim to make the last 32 of the inaugural competition, with a home clash against the Blues waiting for the winners of the fixture next Tuesday.

The Under-21 Premier League Cup has been introduced this season just a year after the Elite Player Performance Plan was unveiled across the country. Fifty-two academies entered the U-21 Premier League Cup, with City entered into the second qualifying round of the draw as a Category 2 Academy.  

Kevin Cooper's men continued their fine start to this seasons campaign on Monday night as Rhys Healey's sixth goal in as many games secured a fifth win of the season over Millwall at Cardiff City Stadium.

The draw in full (games set to take place w/c 18th November):

Middlesbrough v Everton
Coventry City or Notts County v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Blackburn Rovers v Derby County or Hull City
Stoke City v Manchester City
Bolton Wanderers v Barnsley or Leeds United
West Bromwich Albion v Nottingham Forest
Burnley or Crewe Alexandra v Sunderland
Leicester City v Huddersfield Town or Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield United or Birmingham City v Newcastle United

Aston Villa v Fulham
Reading v Queens Park Rangers or AFC Wimbledon
Brighton & Hove Albion or Cardiff City v Chelsea
Crystal Palace or Exeter City v Southampton
Swansea City or Millwall v Plymouth or Watford
Bristol City or Peterborough United v West Ham United
Norwich City v Arsenal