FA Cup 3rd round draw date, time, how to watch on TV & ball numbers

Here comes the Premier League and Championship teams!


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Here we go! The big boys are finally joining the fun as the road to Wembley intensifies and the magic of the cup thrives.

The third round of the FA Cup is one of the highlights of the football calendar as the lower-league clubs dream of landing a mega trip to one of the biggest stadiums in the country.


We’ve just got the small matter of the second round to complete before the 44 Premier League and Championship clubs go in the hat.

You’ll find everything you need to know about the FA Cup third-round draw including the date, start time and how to watch below.

FA Cup 3rd Round Draw Date and Time

The draw for the FA Cup third round is scheduled to take place before the second-round tie between Boreham Wood and St Albans City on at 7pm on Monday, December 6.

FA Cup 3rd Round Draw TV Channel

The draw for the FA Cup third round – and Boreham Wood v St Albans City – will be screened live on ITV4.

FA Cup 3rd Round Draw Ball Numbers

1 Bournemouth
2 Arsenal
3 Aston Villa
4 Barnsley
5 Birmingham City
6 Blackburn Rovers
7 Blackpool
8 Brentford
9 Brighton & Hove Albion
10 Bristol City
11 Burnley
12 Cardiff City
13 Chelsea
14 Coventry City
15 Crystal Palace
16 Derby County
17 Everton
18 Fulham
19 Huddersfield Town
20 Hull City
21 Leeds United
22 Leicester City
23 Liverpool
24 Luton Town
25 Manchester City
26 Manchester United
27 Middlesbrough
28 Millwall
29 Newcastle United
30 Norwich City
31 Nottingham Forest
32 Peterborough United
33 Preston North End
34 Queens Park Rangers
35 Reading
36 Sheffield United
37 Southampton
38 Stoke City
39 Swansea City
40 Tottenham Hotspur
41 Watford
42 West Bromwich Albion
43 West Ham United
44 Wolverhampton Wanderers
45 Yeovil Town
46 Bristol Rovers
47 Port Vale
48 Morecambe
49 Hartlepool United
50 AFC Wimbledon
51 Wigan Athletic
52 Leyton Orient
53 Cambridge United
54 Mansfield Town
55 Swindon Town
56 Rotherham United
57 Charlton Athletic
58 Boreham Wood or St Albans City
59 Kidderminster Harriers
60 Shrewsbury Town
61 Chesterfield
62 Plymouth Argyle
63 Ipswich Town or Barrow
64 Harrogate Town

FA Cup 3rd Round Fixture Dates

The FA Cup third-round fixtures will take place across the weekend of Friday, January 7 to Monday, January 10. The 32 clubs that progress will bag a cool £82,000. That’s basically a day’s pay for Cristiano Ronaldo…

FA Cup Winner Odds

You can find the latest FA Cup Winner odds on paddypower.com or via our snazzy widgets below.

Manchester City are the favourites to lift the trophy for the first time since 2019 when they trashed Watford in the final.

Last season’s beaten finalists, Chelsea, are next in the betting ahead of Liverpool, who have not won the competition since 2006 when Steven Gerrard rescued the Reds with a last-minute equaliser against West Ham before victory in a penalty shoot-out.

Leicester will hope to become the first back-to-back champions since Arsenal in 2015 but Brendan Rodgers’ outfit have not enjoyed the strongest of starts to a Premier League campaign.

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