FA Cup third round draw LIVE: Full fixtures as Man United host Aston Villa and Liverpool host Shrewsbury

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The FA Cup third round draw is taking place tonight with clubs from the Premier League and Championship entering the competition and joining those from the lower reaches of the footballing pyramid who have made it this far.

There will be five non-league clubs dreaming of landing a glamour tie against of the Premier League’s elite, with National League North side Kidderminster Harriers the lowest-ranked team with a confirmed spot in the third round. Yeovil Town and Chesterfield have also booked their place in the next round and they will be joined by one of Boreham Wood or St Albans City, who play their second-round tie following the conclusion of the draw.

Leicester City are the defending champions having beaten Chelsea in last season’s final at Wembley and they will learn their fate along with the other big names from the top flight who are entering the competition at this stage. The third-round ties will take place between Friday 7 January and Monday 10 January, on what is one of the biggest weekends of the football calendar. Follow LIVE below for latest updates and a full list of fixtures.

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FA Cup third round draw

  • Draw takes place at 7pm

  • Five non-league teams in the hat

  • Full draw numbers and remaining teams

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

19:21 , Michael Jones

Here is the FA Cup third round draw in full with some key games highlighted:

Boreham Wood or St Albans City vs AFC Wimbledon

Yeovil Town vs Bournemouth

Stoke City vs Leyton Orient

Swansea City vs Southampton

Chelsea vs Chesterfield

Liverpool vs Shrewbury Town

Cardiff City vs Preston North End

Coventry City vs Derby County

Burnley vs Huddersfield Town

West Brom vs Brighton

Kidderminster Harriers vs Reading

Leicester City vs Watford

Mansfield Town vs Middlesbrough

Hartlepool United vs Blackpool

Hull City vs Everton

Bristol City vs Fulham

Tottenham Hotspur vs Morecambe

Millwall vs Crystal Palace

Port Vale vs Brentford

Swindon Town vs Manchester City

Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers

Luton vs Harrogate Town

Birmingham City vs Plymouth Argyle

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

Wolves vs Sheffield United

Newcastle vs Cambridge United

Barnsley vs Ipswich Town or Barrow

Peterborough United vs Bristol Rovers

West Ham vs Leeds United

QPR vs Rotherham United

Chartlon Athletic vs Norwich

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

19:16 , Michael Jones

And finally:

Chartlon Athletic vs Norwich

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

19:15 , Michael Jones

Another all Premier League clash:

Barnsley vs Ipswich Town or Barrow

Peterborough United vs Bristol Rovers

West Ham vs Leeds United

QPR vs Rotherham United

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

19:13 , Michael Jones

An all Premier League tie at Old Trafford:

Birmingham City vs Plymouth Argyle

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

Wolves vs Sheffield United

Newcastle vs Cambridge United

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

19:12 , Michael Jones

There are still a few Premier League teams left but the champions are out:

Port Vale vs Brentford

Swindon Town vs Manchester City

Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers

Luton vs Harrogate Town

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

19:11 , Michael Jones

Everton know who they’ll face now too:

Hull City vs Everton

Bristol City vs Fulham

Tottenham Hotspur vs Morecambe

Millwall vs Crystal Palace

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

19:09 , Michael Jones

The current holders are out:

Kidderminster Harriers vs Reading

Leicester City vs Watford

Mansfield Town vs Middlesbrough

Hartlepool United vs Blackpool

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

19:08 , Michael Jones

The fixtures keep on coming:

Cardiff City vs Preston North End

Coventry City vs Derby County

Burnley vs Huddersfield Town

West Brom vs Brighton

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

19:06 , Michael Jones

The next fixtures out are:

Swansea City vs Southampton

Chelsea vs Chesterfield

Liverpool vs Shrewbury Town

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

19:05 , Michael Jones

First up is Boreham Wood or St Albans City vs AFC Wimbledon followed by:

Yeovil Town vs Bournemouth.

Stoke City vs Leyton Orient.

Everton vs Arsenal: Line-ups

19:00 , Michael Jones

Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Godfrey, Mina, Allan, Doucoure, Gray, Townsend, Gordon, Richarlison

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Lacazette

FA Cup 3rd Round: Non-league clubs hoping for big names

18:56 , Michael Jones

The beauty of the FA Cup is the opportunity for non-league and lower-league sides to play a fixture against one of the big names in the English football pyramid.

There are four non-league clubs still in the competition with Yeovil, Chesterfield, and Kidderminster already through to the third round and one of Boreham Wood or St Albans City - who face each other tonight - also getting through.

Is a trip to Old Trafford on the cards for one of them? Will any of them be welcoming Pep Guardiola and Premier League champions Manchester City? A trip to Anfield perhaps? We’ll find out shortly.

FA Cup 3rd Round: How to watch the draw

18:49 , Michael Jones

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup takes place tonight before the second-round fixture between Boreham Wood and St Albans City, with the two National League rivals fighting it out for a chance to be paired with a Premier League giant in the next stage.

The draw will be show live on ITV4 as part of the coverage for tonight’s game and we’ll reveal all the fixtures as they are drawn.

There is always the potential for upsets on the cards when the FA Cup third round draw takes place, as the Premier League and Championship clubs enter the competition and join those from non-league and the lower reaches of the footballing pyramid who have made it this far.

Leicester City are the defending champions having beaten Chelsea in last season’s final at Wembley and they will learn their fate along with the other big names from the top flight at around 7pm.

Everton vs Arsenal: Marcel Brands leaves director of football role at Everton

18:44 , Michael Jones

Marcel Brands has left his role as director of football at Everton the club confirmed late on Sunday night.

The Dutchman had been at Goodison Park since the summer of 2018 and was involved in the Toffees spending close to £300million during that period.

It failed to translate into on-field success, however, and with Everton struggling this season, Brands was relieved of his duties.

Marcel Brands leaves director of football role at Everton

Everton vs Arsenal: Head-to-head

18:40 , Michael Jones

Everton could win three successive Premier League games against Arsenal for the first time since 1986. Arsenal’s run of three winless league matches at Goodison Park is their longest sequence without an away victory there since 1994.

The Gunners have scored a club record 111 Premier League goals against Everton, while their 98 wins in this fixture is a top-flight record for any team against the same opponent.

Everton vs Arsenal: Recent results

18:36 , Michael Jones

These two sides are seemingly on different trajectories. Rafa Benitez’s Everton are plummeting towards the relegation zone of the whilst Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal slowly rise towards the top four.

The Toffees are winless in eight Premier League matches - a run dating back to 25th September - and suffered a humiliating 4-1 defeat to local rivals Liverpool last time out.

The Gunners meanwhile had gone eight games unbeaten in the league before similarly losing heavily to Liverpool. They’ve since stumbled after a 2-0 win over Newcastle was quickly followed up with a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United last Thursday but victory tonight will get Arsenal back on track for a top four challenge.

FA Cup 3rd Round: Five non-league clubs still in draw

18:27 , Michael Jones

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup takes place at 7pm tonight and sees the introduction of the Premier League and Championship teams.

They join the lower-league and non-league clubs who made it through this weekend’s second-round ties including five non-league sides.

The lowest ranked side left in the draw are National League North’s Kidderminster Harriers, who play in the sixth tier of English football. They are definitely through after beating FC Halifax Town on Sunday, while National League’s Yeovil knocked out League Two’s Stevenage.

National League leaders Chesterfield won 2-0 at League Two’s Salford City. Boreham Wood, who also play in the National League, and St Albans City, who play in the National League South, will also feature in the draw ahead of their clash this evening.

FA Cup 3rd Round: When will the ties take place?

18:06 , Jack Rathborn

The 32 third-round matches will take place between Friday 7 January and Monday 10 January.

Everton vs Arsenal: Prediction

17:47 , Jack Rathborn

Arsenal have recovered their season well and are playing consistently at the moment but they are coming up against an Everton who are hurting after their derby loss. Rafa Benitez’ side need a win and they should find it against the Gunners. Everton 1-0 Arsenal.

Everton vs Arsenal: Odds

17:47 , Jack Rathborn

Everton - 23/10

Draw - 12/5

Arsenal - 11/10

Everton vs Arsenal: Predicted line-ups

17:46 , Jack Rathborn

Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Godfrey, Keane, Digne; Townsend, Doucoure, Allan, Gordon; Gray; Richarlison

Arsenal: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares; Partey, Lokonga; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Aubameyang

Everton vs Arsenal: Team news

17:46 , Jack Rathborn

Everton are having an injury crisis at the moment with several stars out of action. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Salomon Rondon, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina are all injured and not expected to play against Arsenal.

For Arsenal, only Sead Kolasinac and Grant Xhaka are not available for the match.

FA Cup 3rd Round Draw: What are the draw numbers?

17:45 , Jamie Braidwood

1. AFC 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

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