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FA Cup 3rd round draw: Man City to face Chelsea, holders Liverpool and Man United get Premier League foes

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Premier League champions Manchester City will host Chelsea in the standout tie from the FA Cup third-round draw.

Pep Guardiola’s side have already faced the Blues — who beat them in the 2021 Champions League final — in domestic cup action this season, with Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez on target to secure a 2-0 City victory at the Etihad Stadium.

The teams will now reconvene a matter of days after they meet at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on January 5.

Holders Liverpool also have a Premier League counterpart at home, with incoming Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui handed a daunting Anfield assignment.

The draw was conducted at Liverpool’s home ground, with guffaws from the audience when Manchester United were paired with Everton.

Premier League leaders Arsenal, who were knocked out in round three by Nottingham Forest last season, face a trip to League One Oxford United.

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When is the FA Cup third round?

Third-round ties will be played across the weekend of Saturday, January 7. Exact fixture dates and times will be confirmed when games are selected for television coverage.

The majority of the fixtures will be played on Saturday, January 7 at 3 p.m GMT (10 a.m. ET).

The third round is the first phase of the competition where Premier League and Championship teams take part.

FA Cup third-round draw in full

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

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FA Cup third-round prize money

Winning clubs will receive £105,000 from the FA’s competition prize fund if they progress to round four.

This amounts to small change for the big boys of the Premier League but can be a significant figure for clubs operating lower down the football pyramid.


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