Chelsea under-21s have been drawn as Cheltenham Town's final 2021/22 Papa John's Trophy southern section Group E opponents.
A live draw on Sky Sports News on Thursday afternoon has placed the Stamford Bridge outfit into a group with the Robins that already contains League Two duo Bristol Rovers and Exeter City.
Match one of the group stage is due to be played on the week commencing Monday 30 August, matchday two the week commencing 4 October and the last group stage fixture the week commencing 8 November.
These match dates are subject to change however dependent on Carabao Cup commitments.
Earlier on Thursday it was confirmed that Bristol Rovers would also be the club's opponents in round one of the Carabao Cup in a match due to be played in August.