The Official English FA Cup third round draw as announced on December 06, 2021

The Football Association Challenge Cup, more commonly known as the FA Cup, is an annual knockout football competition in men’s domestic English football, organised by and named after The Football Association.


In the draw, 2021 winners, Leicester City will welcome Watford in an all-Premier League encounter, hence coming up against their former boss Claudio Ranieri, who in 2016 masterminded the club’s first Premier League triumph.

Also, West Ham United will host Leeds United in another all-PL affair.

Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick’s first FA Cup tie will be with Stephen Gerrard’s Aston Villa at Old Trafford in an all-PL tie, where the former Liverpool captain Gerrard can expect a hostile reception.

Last year runner-up, Chelsea, will welcome National League leaders Chesterfield to Stamford Bridge.

Tottenham and Liverpool will host League One side Morecambe and Shrewsbury Town respectively. Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City will visit League Two side Swindon Town.

Elsewhere, 14-time record winners Arsenal will head to the grounds of Championship side Nottingham Forest

The Official FA Cup third round draw in full:

Boreham Wood vs AFC Wimbledon
Yeovil Town vs AFC Bournemouth
Stoke City vs Leyton Orient
Swansea City vs Southampton
Chelsea vs Chesterfield
Liverpool vs Shrewsbury Town
Cardiff City vs Preston North End
Coventry City vs Derby County
Burnley vs Huddersfield Town
West Bromwich Albion vs Brighton & Hove Albion
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 vs Morecambe
Millwall vs Crystal Palace
Port vsale vs Brentford
Swindon Town vs Manchester City
Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers
Luton Town vs Harrogate Town
Birmingham City vs Plymouth Argyle
Manchester United vs Aston Villa
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Sheffield United
Newcastle United vs Cambridge United
Barnsley vs Ipswich Town or Barrow
Peterborough United vs Bristol Rovers
West Ham United vs Leeds United
QPR vs Rotherham United
Charlton Athletic vs Norwich City
Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal

The third round will be played between 7 and 10 January 2022.

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