FA Cup third round ball numbers confirmed for Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham and more


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The FA Cup third round marks the entrance of the 20 Premier League sides and 24 Championship clubs after eight previous draws. Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham will all be watching Monday night’s draw with an eagle-eye as they learn the first opponents of the competition.

The Gunners were victims of an early cup shock last season when they fell to a 1-0 defeat to now-Premier League side Nottingham Forest in January. Their north London rivals Spurs were themselves involved in a surprise defeat in the fifth round when Championship side Middlesbrough dramatically won 1-0 in extra time.

Chelsea suffered a successive final defeat at Wembley in May, losing on penalties to Liverpool for a second time in the space of three months after a 0-0 draw.

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The third round draw is always a date marked on football supporters calendar as it often springs eye-catching fixtures that see lower league teams face Premier League sides. With that in mind, brings you all you need to know about the FA Cup third round draw.

When is the draw?

The draw will take place on Monday, November 28 between 7pm and 7:30pm. It will be broadcasted live from the home of reigning champions Liverpool, Anfield Stadium.

When does the FA Cup third round take place?

All matches in the third round are scheduled for the weekend of January 7, 2023, with fixtures usually spread out from Friday through to Monday.

The Premier League has a round of fixtures leading up to the scheduled weekend. Arsenal are due to host Newcastle on Tuesday January 3 before Spurs make the short trip to face Crystal Palace the following day. Graham Potter’s men conclude the mid-week round of fixtures with a tricky home game against Manchester City,

How many teams are involved?

There will be 64 teams in total – although there may be more teams involved in the draw incase of draws this weekend.

The 20 winners from the second round will be joined by the 44 clubs from the Premier League and Championship.

What is the prize money for winning a third round tie?

Prize money for this year’s competition has increased from a year ago. Last season, clubs would earn £82,000 for a third round win, but this year the 32 third round winners will pocket £105,000.

FA Cup third round ball numbers in full:

1. AFC Bournemouth
2. Arsenal
3. Aston Villa
4. Birmingham City
5. Blackburn Rovers
6. Blackpool
7. Brentford
8. Brighton & Hove Albion
9. Bristol City
10. Burnley
11. Cardiff City
12. Chelsea
13. Coventry City
14. Crystal Palace
15. Everton
16. Fulham
17. Huddersfield Town
18. Hull City
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. Preston North End
31. Queens Park Rangers
32. Reading
33. Rotherham United
34. Sheffield United
35. Southampton
36. Stoke City
37. Sunderland
38. Swansea City
39. Tottenham Hotspur
40. Watford
41. West Bromwich Albion
42. West Ham United
43. Wigan Athletic
44. Wolverhampton Wanderers
45. Cambridge United or Grimsby Town
46. Wrexham or Farnborough
47. Accrington Stanley or Barnet
48. Ebbsfleet United or Fleetwood Town
49. Ipswich Town or Buxton
50. Barnsley or Crewe Alexandra
51. Forest Green Rovers or Alvechurch
52. Portsmouth or Milton Keynes Dons
53. Shrewsbury Town or Peterborough United
54. Hartlepool United or Harrogate Town
55. King’s Lynn Town or Stevenage
56. Charlton Athletic or Stockport County
57. Bristol Rovers or Boreham Wood
58. Dagenham & Redbridge or Gillingham
59. Oxford United or Exeter City
60. Sheffield Wednesday or Mansfield Town
61. AFC Wimbledon or Chesterfi…

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