The draw for the 2020/21 version of the Continental Cup has actually created 2 extraordinary ‘groups of death’, matching Arsenal as well as Chelsea versus each in one, as well as Manchester City as well as Manchester United in an additional together with various other local competitors.
The competitors has actually transformed somewhat considering that last season, with 4 groups currently increased to 6groups There are 5 groups of 4 as well as one of 3 to divided the 23 taking part clubs from the Women’s Super League as well as Women’s Championship.
Group B as well as Group C instantaneously attract attention from the regionalised draw.
The previous attributes ruling WSL champs as well as Conti Cup owners Chelsea next to Arsenal as well as Tottenham, plus Championship side London City Lionesses.
Group C, on the other hand, is 3-time previous victors Manchester City, together with Manchester, a possibly solid Everton as well as lately delegated Liverpool.
The stamina in those 2 groups specifically might indicate very early large-name casualties, as the change in style suggests that just group victors are ensured to progression to the quarter-finals, come with by both best runners-up.
Last season, Manchester United in fact completed ahead of Manchester City in this round of the competitors, although both immediately got to the kos anyhow. Arsenal as well as Chelsea, that went on to satisfy in the 2020 final, also won their corresponding groups.
The clustering of large teams also opens the competitors for various other clubs like Aston Villa, Reading, Brighton, West Ham or Bristol City to enjoy a extended run to the last phases.
Group A: Coventry United (2 ), Aston Villa (1 ), Sheffield United (2 ), Durham (2 )
Group B: Chelsea (1 ), Tottenham (1 ), Arsenal (1 ), London City Lionesses (2 )
Group C: Liverpool (2 ), Manchester United (1 ), Everton (1 ), Manchester City (1 )
Group D: West Ham (1 ), Charlton (2 ), Reading (1 ), Brighton (1 )
Group E: Birmingham (1 ), Blackburn (2 ), Leicester (2 )
Group F: Lewes (2 ), London Bees (2 ), Bristol City (1 ), Crystal Palace (2 )
( 1) or (2) signifies Women’s Super League or Women’s Championship specifically
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