FA Cup third round draw: Man Utd host Aston Villa, Chelsea face Chesterfield
The draw for the third round of the FA Cup – which sees Premier League and Championship clubs enter the competition – has taken place, with Chelsea’s clash with non-league Chesterfield the standout tie of the round.
Fifteen lower-league clubs and five non-league sides will play in the third round, with the champions of Europe pitted against a side from the fifth tier of English football.
National League North’s Kidderminster Harriers were the lowest-ranked club in the draw and they will take on Championship side Reading.
Current holders Leicester City kick off the defence of their crown with a tie against fellow Premier League side Watford, while Manchester United will host Aston Villa and Arsenal travel to Nottingham Forest.
Elsewhere, Liverpool have been handed a plum tie at home to Shrewsbury Town while Tottenham host Morecambe, but top-four chasing West Ham face a difficult test against Leeds.
The third-round matches will be played between 7 and 10 January next year. Here is the draw in full…
FA Cup third round draw in full
Boreham Wood/St Albans City v AFC Wimbledon
Yeovil Town v 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
Wolves v Sheffield United
Newcastle United v Cambridge United
Barnsley v Ipswich Town/Barrow
Peterborough United v Bristol Rovers
West Ham v Leeds United
Queens Park Rangers v Rotherham United
Charlton Athletic v Norwich City
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
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