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FA CUP | Premier League giants drawn against each other in upcoming third-round

Manchester City vs Chelsea highlights an FA Cup third round featuring five all-Premier League ties


The third round of the FA Cup is sure to provide storylines after ten Premier League clubs have been drawn against each other as cup football is set to return to England after the new year.

In a headline tie of the round, Premier League champions Manchester City have been drawn against London giants Chelsea in a clash at the Etihad Stadium as one of five all-Premier League ties to draw headlines.

Elsewhere, current FA Cup holders Liverpool will start their defense against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield, while Brentford vs West Ham United, Crystal Palace vs Southampton, and Manchester United vs Everton offer up top-level clashes around the country.

See below for the third-round draw in full.

  • Preston North End v Huddersfield Town
  • Middlesbrough v Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Chesterfield v West Bromwich Albion
  • Manchester City v Chelsea
  • Charlton Athletic or Stockport County v Walsall
  • Boreham Wood v Accrington Stanley
  • Tottenham Hotspur v Portsmouth
  • Derby County v Barnsley
  • Cardiff City v Leeds United
  • Brentford v West Ham United
  • AFC Bournemouth v Burnley
  • Coventry City v Wrexham
  • Norwich City v Blackburn Rovers
  • Aston Villa v Stevenage
  • Luton Town v Wigan Athletic
  • Oxford United v Arsenal
  • Fleetwood Town v Queens Park Rangers
  • Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Grimsby Town v Burton Albion
  • Blackpool v Nottingham Forest
  • Dagenham & Redbridge or Gillingham v Leicester City
  • Forest Green Rovers v Birmingham City
  • Bristol City v Swansea City
  • Hartlepool United v Stoke City
  • Hull City v Fulham
  • Crystal Palace v Southampton
  • Millwall v Sheffield United
  • Shrewsbury Town v Sunderland
  • Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United
  • Manchester United v Everton
  • Reading v Watford
  • Ipswich Town v Rotherham United

Andrew Thompson

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