Cardiff City's development side will face off against Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers and either Burnley or Watford in the Group Stages of the 2016/17 Premier League Cup.

Kevin Nicholson's squad will face home and away fixtures in the group stage, with these matches set to take place across the coming months (match dates TBC). Watford and Burnley will contest their final qualifying round match on Monday, 12th September 2016 to decide who completes the group.

The Premier League Cup replaces 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. It will be contested between Under-23 teams, with each side allowed three over-age outfield players and a goalkeeper born before 1 January 1993. The top two teams in each group will advance to the knockout stage (round of 16).

Full details of group stage matches to follow in due course.