The draws for the FA Cup fourth and fifth rounds will be conducted on Monday night – before the third round has even finished.

The cup will be fast-tracked this season amid the fixture pile-up caused by the COVID-19 lockdown.

The FA Cup fourth and fifth round draws will be held on Monday


The FA Cup fourth and fifth round draws will be held on Monday

The fifth round matches are due to be held around Wednesday, February 10, earlier than they would usually be played.

The FA have made the decision to condense the draw ceremonies into one event for the next two rounds, meaning some teams will know their path to the quarter-finals having not played their third round ties yet.

Southampton’s game against Shrewsbury will not go ahead and there is a strong possibility more games may have to be called off as teams battle the impacts of coronavirus.

Villa’s Friday night game against Liverpool is in doubt, while Wayne Rooney and Derby’s first-team squad will miss Saturday’s tie at Chorley following the COVID outbreak – that match is still going ahead however.

FA Cup draw: What is it?

The draws will be held back-to-back on Monday, January 11 ahead of the third round match between Stockport County and West Ham.

Reshmin Chowdhury is hosting the ceremony while ex-England striker Peter Crouch will be picking the balls.

The fourth round draw is scheduled to begin at 7.10pm before the fifth round draw at around 7.25pm.

It will be live on talkSPORT and will also be shown on BT Sport 1 and on the FA Cup Twitter and Facebook channels.

Arsenal won the FA Cup last season by beating Chelsea


Arsenal won the FA Cup last season by beating Chelsea

FA Cup draw: Full schedule

  • Third round: Saturday 9 January 2021
  • Fourth round: Saturday 23 January 2021
  • Fifth round: Wednesday 10 February 2021
  • Quarter-finals: Saturday 20 March 2021
  • Semi-finals: Saturday 17 April 2021
  • The Final: Saturday 15 May 2021

FA Cup draw: Fourth round draw numbers

* Fifth round draw ball numbers will be generated once the fourth round has been drawn

1 Huddersfield Town or Plymouth Argyle
2 Southampton or Shrewsbury Town
3 Chorley or Derby County
4 Marine or Tottenham Hotspur
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers or Crystal Palace
6 Stockport County or West Ham United
7 Oldham Athletic or AFC Bournemouth
8 Manchester United or Watford
9 Stevenage or Swansea City
10 Everton or Rotherham United
11 Nottingham Forest or Cardiff City
12 Arsenal or Newcastle United
13 Barnsley or Tranmere Rovers
14 Bristol Rovers or Sheffield United
15 Boreham Wood or Millwall
16 Blackburn Rovers or Doncaster Rovers
17 Stoke City or Leicester City
18 Wycombe Wanderers or Preston North End
19 Crawley Town or Leeds United
20 Burnley or Milton Keynes Dons
21 Bristol City or Portsmouth
22 Queens Park Rangers or Fulham
23 Aston Villa or Liverpool
24 Brentford or Middlesbrough
25 Manchester City or Birmingham City
26 Luton Town or Reading
27 Chelsea or Morecambe
28 Exeter City or Sheffield Wednesday
29 Norwich City or Coventry City
30 Blackpool or West Bromwich Albion
31 Newport County or Brighton & Hove Albion
32 Cheltenham Town or Mansfield Town


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