Bristol City and Rovers fans will tune in to see who they play in world football’s oldest competition. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
This round is extra meaningful for the lower clubs in England’s football pyramid, as in the third round the teams that play in the Premier League and Championship enter the competition, and the thought of a big away day at one of the Premier League’s big boys, and a windfall, is what the lower clubs dream of.
When is the draw?
The draw was shown live on ITV 4 ahead of the live game between Boreham Wood and St Albans City.
Who’s included in the draw?
In the previous two rounds, it’s only been League One, League Two and other lower league clubs which have got through the qualifiers.
In the third round, Championship and Premier League sides are now in the competition.
When are the ties played?
The third round will take place over the weekend of Friday 7 to Monday 10 January 2022.
Confirmed games for the FA Cup third round:
- Boreham Wood or St Albans v AFC Wimbledon
- Yeovil Town v AFC Bournemouth
- Stoke City v Leyton Orient
- Swansea City v Southampton
- Chelsea v Chesterfield
- Liverpool v Shrewsbury Town
- Cardiff City v Preston North End
- Coventry City v Derby County
- Burnley v Huddersfield Town
- West Bromwich Albion v Brighton
- Kidderminster Harriers v Reading
- Leicester City v Watford
- Mansfield Town v Middlesbrough
- Hartlepool United v Blackpool
- Hull City v Everton
- Bristol City v Fulham
- Tottenham Hotspur v Morecambe
- Millwall v Crystal Palace
- Port Vale v Brentford
- Swindon Town v Manchester City
- Wigan Athletic v Blackburn Rovers
- Luton Town v Harrogate Town
- Birmingham City v Plymouth Argyle
- Manchester United v Aston Villa
- Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sheffield United
- Newcastle United v Cambridge United
- Barnsley v Ipswich Town or Barrow
- Peterborough United v Bristol Rovers
- West Ham United v Leeds United
- Queens Park Rangers v Rotherham United
- Charlton Athletic v Norwich City
- Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
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