FA Cup: Manchester City drawn against Chelsea in third round


Manchester City have been drawn against Premier League rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup Third Round.

City welcome the West Londoners to their Etihad Stadium home in the world-famous competition after the draw was screened on BBC Two tonight. A date will be set in due course – between January 6 and January 9 – depending on broadcasting schedules.

Liverpool, which beat Chelsea on penalties last season to lift the trophy for the eighth time, launches its defense at Anfield against English Premier League struggler Wolverhampton.

Erik ten Hag will get his first taste of world football’s oldest club competition when Manchester United hosts Everton. West Ham makes the short trip to Brentford, and Southampton travels to Crystal Palace.

Premier League leader Arsenal and high-flying Newcastle drew away games at League One sides Oxford and Sheffield Wednesday.

Tottenham hosts League One’s Portsmouth, and Brighton travels to Middlesbrough in FA Cup winner Michael Carrick’s first taste of the competition as Boro boss. Championship rivals Cardiff host Leeds, and Burnley go to Bournemouth.

Nottingham Forest and Fulham both face second-tier opposition on the road in the shape of Blackpool and Hull respectively.

Aston Villa welcome fourth-tier Stevenage, and Leicester face either fifth-tier Dagenham & Redbridge or League Two’s Gillingham.

FA Cup Third Round draw in full

Aston Villa vs Stevenage

Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest

Boreham Wood vs Accrington

Bournemouth vs Burnley

Brentford vs West Ham

Bristol City vs Swansea City

Cardiff City vs Leeds United

Charlton or Stockport vs Walsall

Chesterfield vs Brighton

Coventry City vs Wrexham

Crystal Palace vs Southampton

Dagenham or Gillingham vs Leicester City

Derby County vs Barnsley

Fleetwood vs QPR

Forest Green vs Birmingham City

Grimsby vs Burton Albion

Hartlepool vs Stoke City

Hull City vs Fulham

Ipswich vs Rotherham United

Liverpool vs Wolves

Luton Town vs Wigan Athletic

Manchester City vs Chelsea

Manchester United vs Everton

Middlesbrough vs Brighton

Millwall vs Sheffield United

Norwich City vs Blackburn

Oxford United vs Arsenal

Preston vs Huddersfield

Reading vs Watford

Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle

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