FA Cup Third-Round Draw: Manchester City Host Chelsea, See Other Top Fixtures


FA Cup third-round fixtures have been arranged with Premier League giants Manchester City and Chelsea fixed in a face-off among other crucial matches.

Manchester City has been drawn against Chelsea in the FA Cup third round; as well as top matches like Oxford United vs Arsenal, Manchester United vs Everton, and Liverpool vs Wolves.

Manchester City
Manchester City vs Chelsea

Winning teams in the third round will claim a cash prize of £105,000 from the competition.

The money-spinning third-round ties will take place on January 6 to 9, after the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Even though the tournament will not kick off until the end of the World Cup action, there is excitement already building up ahead of the FA Cup third round.

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FA Cup third round

The biggest clash of the FA Cup third round will see Manchester City host Chelsea, while current champions Liverpool will face Wolves, Manchester United will take on Everton, and Premier League toppers Arsenal will travel to take Oxford United.

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Current FA Cup title holder Liverpool

Guardiola’s City will host Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in early January two months after their Carabao Cup clash in early November which City won.

Arsenal team

Elsewhere, Premier League toppers Arsenal, who have won the FA Cup a record 14 times, will travel to take Oxford United, who are 13th in League One.

Non-league side Boreham Wood, the lowest-ranked club in the third-round draw, will face League One’s Accrington Stanley in January.

National League toppers Wrexham were given a Championship away match against Coventry City, while another non-League side in the draw Chesterfield will host West Brom.

While Brentford will be hosting West Ham, Crystal Palace will face off against Southampton.

Meanwhile, League Two side Stevenage, second in that division, gets a top-flight away fixture at Unai Emery’s Aston Villa while third-tier team Portsmouth will travel to face off with Tottenham.

The FA Cup third-round matches will be played across the first full weekend in January, from Friday 6 to Monday 9.

Below are the full FA Cup third-round draw scheduled from January 6-9.

Preston vs Huddersfield

Middlesbrough vs Brighton

Chesterfield vs West Brom

Manchester City vs Chelsea

Charlton or Stockport vs Walsall

Boreham Wood vs Accrington Stanley

Tottenham vs Portsmouth

Derby County vs Barnsley

Cardiff City vs Leeds

Brentford vs West Ham

Bournemouth vs Burnley

Coventry vs Wrexham

Norwich vs Blackburn

Aston Villa vs Stevenage

Luton vs Wigan

Oxford United vs Arsenal

Fleetwood Town vs QPR

Liverpool vs Wolves

Grimsby vs Burton Albion

Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest

Dagenham & Redbridge or Gillingham vs Leicester City

Forest Green Rovers vs Birmingham City

Bristol City vs Swansea

Hartlepool vs Stoke City

Hull City vs Fulham

Crystal Palace vs Southampton

Millwall vs Sheffield United

Shrewsbury vs Sunderland

Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle

Manchester United vs Everton

Reading vs Watford

Ipswich vs Rotherham


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