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When is the FA Cup fourth round draw? Start time, how to watch, ball numbers

Ryan Smart

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When is the FA Cup fourth round draw? Start time, how to watch, ball numbers

Here are all the details ahead of the FA Cup fourth round draw, including when the draw takes place, how to watch and the list of ball numbers.

One of the most eagerly-anticipated weekends on the English football calendar is currently in progress, with 64 teams in the third round attempting to get their name into the hat for round four.

All three National League teams who made it to round three are still involved, with Wrexham producing a thrilling 4-3 victory over Championship side Coventry, Chesterfield being denied a famous victory by a late Brandon Thomas-Asante equaliser for West Brom, and Boreham Wood drawing 1-1 with League One Accrington.

There was also a surprise at Hillsborough, with Sheffield Wednesday putting on a tireless display to defeat Newcastle 2-1. The Magpies, who are in third place in the Premier League, unable to prevent Darren Moore's side from progressing.



Bournemouth and Crystal Palace, meanwhile, are the other top flight sides out of the FA Cup at the third round stage.

With all that in mind, here's when the FA Cup fourth round draw will take place.

When is the FA Cup fourth round draw?


The FA Cup fourth round draw is scheduled to commence before Sunday's tie between Manchester City and Chelsea, which kicks off at 4:30pm.

The draw will commence at around 4:05pm.

How to watch the FA Cup fourth round draw?

Viewers can tune in to the draw on BBC One, with the station carrying live coverage of the City vs Chelsea match that follows.


You can also watch live via the BBC iPlayer, and the FA Cup's official Twitter and Facebook pages.

FA Cup fourth round draw: Ball numbers

A total of 32 balls will be drawn on Sunday afternoon. Several teams have not yet confirmed their place in round four, with replays due to take place prior to the weekend of January 27-30.

The ball numbers are as follows (fixtures in italics are not yet completed but take place before the draw):

  • 1. Preston North End
  • 2. Brighton & Hove Albion
  • 3. Chesterfield or West Bromwich Albion
  • 4. Manchester City or Chelsea
  • 5. Stockport County or Walsall*
  • 6. Boreham Wood or Accrington
  • 7. Tottenham Hotspur
  • 8. Derby County
  • 9. Cardiff City or Leeds United*
  • 10. West Ham United
  • 11. Burnley
  • 12. Wrexham
  • 13. Norwich City or Blackburn Rovers*
  • 14. Aston Villa or Stevenage
  • 15. Luton Town or Wigan Athletic
  • 16. Oxford United or Arsenal
  • 17. Fleetwood Town
  • 18. Liverpool or Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • 19. Grimsby Town
  • 20. Blackpool
  • 21. Leicester City
  • 22. Forest Green Rovers or Birmingham City
  • 23. Bristol City or Swansea City
  • 24. Hartlepool United or Stoke City
  • 25. Fulham
  • 26. Southampton
  • 27. Sheffield United
  • 28. Sunderland
  • 29. Sheffield Wednesday
  • 30. Manchester United
  • 31. Reading or Watford
  • 32. Ipswich Town

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: FA Cup, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Wrexham

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