Fulham are one of four new teams who will be competing in the 2017-18 Checkatrade Trophy.

Alongside the West London side, are Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Newcastle United who will all be making their debut in the competition.

Premier League Champions Chelsea will again take part and will be joined by 11 other Under-21 sides from England’s top-flight as the country’s leading Category One Academies look to pit their stars against professionals, young and old, from the 48 League One and League Two teams.

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Four EFL clubs will have development sides participating, as Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Reading join Fulham in the group stage draw, which takes place in July.

The first round of fixtures is scheduled to take place week commencing August 28th.