2019–20 EFL Trophy

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2019–20 EFL Trophy
Country England
 Wales
Teams63
Defending championsPortsmouth
Matches played29
Goals scored74 (2.55 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)8 players (2 goals each)
All statistics correct as of 4 September 2019.

The 2019–20 EFL Trophy, known as the Leasing.com Trophy for sponsorship reasons, is the 36th season in the history of the competition, a knock-out tournament for English football clubs in League One and League Two of the English football system, and also including 16 Premier League and Championship "Academy teams" with Category One status. Due to their financial crisis, Bury were expelled from the EFL and automatically eliminated from the competition as well.[1]

Portsmouth are the defending champions.

Participating clubs[edit]

League One League Two Academies[2]
Clubs
Total 23 24 16

Eligibility criteria for players[edit]

For EFL clubs[3]
  • Minimum of four qualifying outfield players in their starting XI. A qualifying outfield player will be one who meets any of the following requirements:
    • Any player who started the previous or following first-team fixture
    • Any player who is in the top 10 players at the club, who have made the most starting appearances in league and domestic cup competitions that season
    • Any player with 40 or more first-team appearances in their career
    • Any player on loan from a Premier League club or any EFL Category One Academy club.
  • A club can play any eligible goalkeeper in the competition
For invited teams
  • Minimum of six players in the starting line-up who played at under-21 level, as at 30 June 2019.
  • Teams may only include two players on the team sheet, aged over 21, who have made forty or more senior appearances, as at 30 June 2019.
    • A senior appearance will be defined as having played in a professional first-team fixture. A non-playing substitute does not count.

Competition format[edit]

Group stage
  • Sixteen groups of 4 teams will be organised on a regionalised basis.
  • All groups will include one invited club.
  • All clubs will play each other once, either home or away (Academies play all group matches away from home).
  • Clubs will be awarded three points for a win and one point for a draw.
  • In the event of a drawn game (after 90 minutes), a penalty shootout will be held with the winning team earning an additional point.
  • Clubs expelled from the EFL will be knocked out of the tournament automatically.
  • The top two teams will progress to the Knockout Stage.
Knockout stage
  • Round 2 and 3 of the competition will be drawn on a regionalised basis.
  • In Round 2, the group winners shall be seeded and the group runners-up shall be unseeded in the draw.
  • In Round 2, teams who played in the same group as each other in the Group Stage shall not be drawn against each other.

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Group stage and Knockout rounds[edit]

Northern section[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L2 Scunthorpe United 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 +1 3 Advance to Round 2
2 L1 Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 ACA Leicester City U21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 L2 Grimsby Town 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
Updated to match(es) played on 3 September 2019. Source: EFL.com

Group B[edit]

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L2 Oldham Athletic 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 +1 3 Advance to Round 2
2 L1 Accrington Stanley 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 +1 3
3 ACA Liverpool U21 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 −1 0
4 L1 Fleetwood Town 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
Updated to match(es) played on 3 September 2019. Source: EFL.com

Group C[edit]

This group originally included the expelled Bury.

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L2 Salford City 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 +2 3 Advance to Round 2
2 L1 Tranmere Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 ACA Aston Villa U21 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0
4 Bury 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Automatically eliminated from competition
Updated to match(es) played on 3 September 2019. Source: EFL.com

Group D[edit]

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L2 Port Vale 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 +1 3 Advance to Round 2
2 L2 Macclesfield Town 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 +1 3
3 L1 Shrewsbury Town 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
4 ACA Newcastle United U21 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
Updated to match(es) played on 3 September 2019. Source: EFL.com

Group E[edit]

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L1 Burton Albion 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 +2 3 Advance to Round 2
2 ACA Everton U21 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2
3 L2 Mansfield Town 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
4 L2 Crewe Alexandra 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 −2 0
Updated to match(es) played on 3 September 2019. Source: EFL.com

Group F[edit]

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 ACA Manchester City U21 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 +2 3 Advance to Round 2
2 L2 Bradford City 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2
3 L1 Bolton Wanderers 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
4 L1 Rochdale 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0
Updated to match(es) played on 11 September 2019. Source: EFL.com

Group G[edit]

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L1 Blackpool 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 +4 3 Advance to Round 2
2 L2 Carlisle United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 ACA Wolverhampton Wanderers U21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 L2 Morecambe 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 −4 1
Updated to match(es) played on 3 September 2019. Source: EFL.com

Group H[edit]

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L1 Doncaster Rovers 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 +2 3 Advance to Round 2
2 ACA Manchester United U21 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 +2 3
3 L1 Lincoln City 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 −2 0
4 L1 Rotherham United 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0
Updated to match(es) played on 3 September 2019. Source: EFL.com

Southern section[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L2 Colchester United 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 +1 3 Advance to Round 2
2 L1 Ipswich Town 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 +1 3
3 L1 Gillingham 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 −1 0
4 ACA Tottenham Hotspur U21 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
Updated to match(es) played on 3 September 2019. Source: EFL.com

Group B[edit]

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L1 Portsmouth 2 2 0 0 0 4 1 +3 6 Advance to Round 2
2 L1 Oxford United 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 +1 3
3 L2 Crawley Town 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0
4 ACA Norwich City U21 2 0 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0
Updated to match(es) played on 14 September 2019. Source: EFL.com

Group C[edit]

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L2 Leyton Orient 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 +2 3 Advance to Round 2
2 ACA Brighton & Hove Albion U21 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 +2 3
3 L1 AFC Wimbledon 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0
4 L1 Southend United 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0
Updated to match(es) played on 3 September 2019. Source: EFL.com

Group D[edit]

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L2 Forest Green Rovers 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 +1 3 Advance to Round 2
2 L1 Coventry City 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
3 L2 Walsall 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
4 ACA Southampton U21 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 −1 0
Updated to match(es) played on 3 September 2019. Source: EFL.com

Group E[edit]

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 ACA West Ham United U21 1 1 0 0 0 5 4 +1 3 Advance to Round 2
2 L2 Exeter City 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 +1 3
3 L2 Newport County 1 0 0 0 1 4 5 −1 0
4 L2 Cheltenham Town 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0
Updated to match(es) played on 4 September 2019. Source: EFL.com

Group F[edit]

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 ACA Chelsea U21 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 +1 3 Advance to Round 2
2 L2 Plymouth Argyle 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2
3 L1 Bristol Rovers 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
4 L2 Swindon Town 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 −1 0
Updated to match(es) played on 3 September 2019. Source: EFL.com

Group G[edit]

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L1 Milton Keynes Dons 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 +3 3 Advance to Round 2
2 L1 Wycombe Wanderers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 ACA Fulham U21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 L2 Stevenage 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 −3 0
Updated to match(es) played on 3 September 2019. Source: EFL.com

Group H[edit]

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L1 Peterborough United 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 +2 3 Advance to Round 2
2 L2 Northampton Town 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 −2 2
3 ACA Arsenal U21 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
4 L2 Cambridge United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Updated to match(es) played on 3 September 2019. Source: EFL.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bury FC: Membership of the League withdrawn". www.efl.com. The English Football League. 27 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Liverpool and Manchester United enter EFL Trophy in 2019-20 season". BBC. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Under-21s to enter Checkatrade Trophy". Arsenal Football Club. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Season 2019/2020". EFL Official Website. Retrieved 19 September 2019.