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FA Cup third round draw: Chelsea ball number, confirmed teams, how to watch, fixture dates



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Chelsea will learn their FA Cup third round opponents on Sunday afternoon when the draw takes place.

Mauricio Pochettino‘s side were knocked out in the third round last season under former head coach Graham Potter as they were beaten 4-0 by Manchester City back in January at the start of 2023.

Given Chelsea are not in European action this season, Pochettino is eyeing silverware in the form of either the Carabao Cup, where a quarter-final tie awaits later this month, and the FA Cup which they will enter next month.

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The draw for the third round takes place on Sunday afternoon and Absolute Chelsea has all of the details ahead of the draw.

When is the FA Cup third round draw?

The draw for the Emirates FA Cup third round will take place on Sunday 3rd December 2023 and will be ‘shown live on ITV during their build-up coverage of the tie between Eastleigh and Reading from around 12.55pm GMT’.

It is expected to get underway at around 1.15pm.

How can I watch the FA Cup third round draw?

For those in the United Kingdom, the third round draw will be available to watch live on ITV.

Absolute Chelsea will also be covering the draw live on Twitter.

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When are third round matches being played?

Ties for the FA Cup third round are scheduled to be played across the weekend of Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th January 2024.

What ball number is Chelsea?

Chelsea will be ball number 11 in Sunday’s draw.

Who could Chelsea face?

  1. AFC Bournemouth
  2. Arsenal
  3. Aston Villa
  4. Birmingham City
  5. Blackburn Rovers
  6. Brentford
  7. Brighton & Hove Albion
  8. Bristol City
  9. Burnley
  10. Cardiff City
  11. Chelsea
  12. Coventry City
  13. Crystal Palace
  14. Everton
  15. Fulham
  16. Huddersfield Town
  17. Hull City
  18. Ipswich Town
  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. Plymouth Argyle
  31. Preston North End
  32. Queens Park Rangers
  33. Rotherham United
  34. Sheffield United
  35. Sheffield Wednesday
  36. Southampton
  37. Stoke City
  38. Sunderland
  39. Swansea City
  40. Tottenham Hotspur
  41. Watford
  42. West Bromwich Albion
  43. West Ham United
  44. Wolverhampton Wanderers
  45. Maidstone United
  46. Morecambe
  47. Shrewsbury Town
  48. Chesterfield or Leyton Orient
  49. Aldershot Town or Stockport County
  50. Alfreton Town or Walsall
  51. Blackpool or Forest Green Rovers
  52. Cambridge United
  53. Bolton Wanderers
  54. Wrexham or Yeovil Town
  55. Crewe Alexandra or Bristol Rovers
  56. Peterborough United
  57. Eastleigh or Reading
  58. Gillingham
  59. Stevenage or Port Vale
  60. Newport County or Barnet
  61. Oxford United
  62. Wigan Athletic
  63. Sutton United
  64. AFC Wimbledon or Ramsgate