English FA confirms that the third round draw for the world’s earliest knockout cup competition – FA cup will take place on Monday, December 6.
With the second round of the FA Cup set to take place this weekend, Premier League and Championship clubs will be eager to discover who will facing them in the third round of the competition in the new year.
A number of teams from across the English football pyramid will be looking to progress through to the next round. Each club look to make a statement in this season’s edition and challenge to win the world’s oldest cup competition.
Who won the 2020/21 edition of the FA Cup?
Chelsea came close to lifting the trophy last season, but they were stopped in their tracks by a thunderbolt strike from Leicester’s Youri Tielemans. However, the Foxes went on to win the competition for the first time. The Blues suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Leicester City with that lone strike from 40-yards out.
On the journey to the final, Chelsea defeated the PL Champions, Manchester City with a 1-0 victory in the semis to book a spot in the final. However, Leicester edged Southampton in the semi with a 1-0 victory, after defeating Manchester United 3-0 in the quarter-finals.
Leicester City recorded their first FA Cup trophy in the finals against Chelsea, with VAR cancelling The Blues’ equaliser from Ben Chillwell.
The draw will take place following the conclusion of this weekend’s results and therefore, Sports Crooner takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of it.
When is the 2021/22 FA Cup third round draw?
The draw for the third round of the FA Cup competition will take place on Monday, December 6. It will air as part of the coverage for local non-league Hertfordshire derby Boreham Wood v St Albans City.
How can I follow the FA Cup draw?
The Boreham vs St Albans City game will be shown live on ITV4. The broadcast starts at 6:45pm GMT. The draw will likely be aired live during the half-time break.
Who will be in the FA Cup third round draw?
The 20 winners of the second round ties commencing this weekend will be in the second round draw.
The remaining 44 spots will be taken up by clubs in the Premier League and Championship who will enter the draw at the third round stage. Top PL clubs like Chelsea, Manchester City, LIverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United will have a chance to find out their first opponents on their course to the FA Cup trophy.
When are the fixtures taking place?
Matches in the third round will take place between Friday, January 7 and Monday, January 10.
Further details about the FA Cup draw and news will be updated here on Sports Crooner as soon as they develop.
Who do you think will win the 2021/22 FA Cup trophy?