When is the FA Cup 3rd round draw? Date, time, ball numbers and how to watch on TV & online

The big boys are in!

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The FA Cup steps up a gear as the Premier League and EFL Championship clubs join the fun in the third round.

Just 20 teams from lower down the English football pyramid have reached this stage of the competition and they will be dreaming of a glamour tie against the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool or Manchester United.

Manchester City are the defending champions after getting the better of their local rivals in last season’s final at Wembley as they ticked off the second leg of their historic treble.

Pep Guardiola’s side will have to buck recent trends if they are to become back-to-back winners, however, as it is eight years and counting since Arsenal retained the trophy.

There’s a long way to go before fans can start dreaming of Wembley and the draw for the third round of the FA Cup is one of the biggest dates on the English football calendar.

FA Cup odds can be found on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise everything you need to know about the draw for round three is below.

FA Cup 3rd round draw date

The FA Cup 3rd round draw is scheduled to take place on Sunday, December 3.

FA Cup 3rd round draw time

The ceremony is set to start at approximately 13:00 before the second-round tie between Eastleigh and Reading.

FA Cup 3rd round draw ball numbers

1. AFC Bournemouth
2. Arsenal
3. Aston Villa
4. Birmingham City
5. Blackburn Rovers
6. Brentford
7. Brighton & Hove Albion
8. Bristol City
9. Burnley
10. Cardiff City
11. Chelsea
12. Coventry City
13. Crystal Palace
14. Everton
15. Fulham
16. Huddersfield Town
17. Hull City
18. Ipswich Town
19. Leeds United
20. Leicester City
21. Liverpool
22. Luton Town
23. Manchester City
24. Manchester United
25. Middlesbrough
26. Millwall
27. Newcastle United
28. Norwich City
29. Nottingham Forest
30. Plymouth Argyle
31. Preston North End
32. Queens Park Rangers
33. Rotherham United
34. Sheffield United
35. Sheffield Wednesday
36. Southampton
37. Stoke City
38. Sunderland
39. Swansea City
40. Tottenham Hotspur
41. Watford
42. West Bromwich Albion
43. West Ham United
44. Wolverhampton Wanderers
45. Maidstone United or Barrow
46. Wycombe Wanderers or Morecambe
47. Notts County or Shrewsbury Town
48. Chesterfield or Leyton Orient
49. Aldershot Town or Stockport County
50. Alfreton Town or Walsall
51. Blackpool or Forest green Rovers
52. Cambridge United or Fleetwood Town
53. Bolton Wanderers or Harrogate Town
54. Wrexham or Yeovil Town
55. Crewe Alexandra or Bristol Rovers
56. Peterborough United or Doncaster Rovers
57. Eastleigh or Reading
58. Gillingham or Charlton Athletic
59. Stevenage or Port Vale
60. Newport County or Barnet
61. Oxford United or Grimsby Town
62. York City or Wigan Athletic
63. Sutton United or Horsham
64. AFC Wimbledon or Ramsgate

FA Cup 3rd round draw TV channel

You can watch the draw for the 3rd round of the FA Cup on ITV1 as part of the channel’s coverage of Eastleigh v Reading.

FA Cup 3rd round draw live stream

The FA Cup 3rd round draw will be live streamed on ITVX and the Emirates FA Cup YouTube channel.

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