The dates and times have been confirmed for Pompey’s three EFL Trophy group games.
Kenny Jackett’s side welcome Crawley and Norwich U21s to Fratton Park, with a trip to Oxford sandwiched between.
The Blues begin their defence of the silverware they lifted at Wembley back in March by hosting League Two side Crawley on Tuesday, September 3.
They will then visit the Kassam Stadium to take on fellow third tier outfit Oxford on Tuesday, October 8.
Pompey’s third match in the competition sees them face the under-21 side of Premier League newcomers Norwich on Tuesday, November 5.
All three of their Southern Group B fixtures kick-off at 7.45pm and ticket information will be announced in due course.
Sides finishing in the top two qualify for the knockout stages, while drawn games will once again be followed by a penalty shoot-out, with a bonus point on offer.