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EFL Trophy quarter-final draw details


Chelsea Under-21s will play last season’s runners-up Oxford United in the Checkatrade Trophy quarter-finals.The Blues are one of two academy sides remaining in this season’s competition.League One club Oxford have reached the EFL Trophy final in each of the past two seasons, losing to Barnsley in 2016 and then Coventry City a year later.

Elsewhere, Yeovil will host Fleetwood, Lincoln will take on Peterborough and Shrewsbury will face either Oldham or Leicester’s under-21 team.Quarter-final ties will be played in the week commencing 22 January.The game between Oldham and Leicester Under-21s will be played on Wednesday, 17 January (19:30 GMT) after a frozen pitch prevented the match from being played on Tuesday.This is the second season in which selected academy teams have taken part in the EFL Trophy – Swansea progressed the furthest of the 16 invited clubs in 2016-17, reaching the last eight before losing to eventual winners Coventry.Quarter-final drawLincoln City v Peterborough UnitedShrewsbury Town v Oldham Athletic or Leicester City Under-21Chelsea Under-21 v Oxford UnitedYeovil Town v Fleetwood Town
Source: BBC Cambs