The draw for the FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup 1st Round sees last season’s finalists placed in the same group.
The competition will kick-off on 7-8 October, with six groups instead of four, from which the eventual top sides progress, along with the two best runners-up.
Holders Chelsea and beaten finalists Arsenal are grouped with Spurs and London City, while Group C sets up both Manchester and Merseyside derbies.
The full draw is as follows:
Group A: Coventry United, Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Durham
Group B: Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, London City Lionesses
Group C: Liverpool, Manchester United, Everton, Manchester City
Group D: West Ham United, Charlton Athletic, Reading, Brighton & Hove Albion
Group E: Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers, Leicester City
Group F: Lewes, London Bees, Bristol City, Crystal Palace
Fixtures and details of the date and venue for this season’s final will be released in due course.