FA Cup Draw: Liverpool to Host Everton and Leeds United Visit Arsenal

FA Cup draw
SOLIHULL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: General view of an FA Cup advertising board inside the stadium prior to the FA Cup Second Round match between Solihull Moors and Rotherham United at Damson Park on December 02, 2019 in Solihull, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The FA Cup draw for the third round of the competition has seen the introduction of the Premier League and Championship teams to compete alongside those from the League One, League Two and non-league that have made it this far. This includes current holders Manchester City, who demolished Watford in last season’s final, and European champions Liverpool.

FA Cup Draw: Third Round

Key Games

Liverpool v Everton

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will play three Merseyside derbies this season having been drawn at home to Everton. It’s a repeat of the third-round tie from 2017/18 in which Virgil van Dijk scored his first goal for the Reds late on to beat their bitter rivals.

For Everton, it’s a chance to cause a shock in a game that would not be surprising to see Klopp take lightly. Liverpool have a hectic schedule coming up and fatigue levels are likely to be high by the time this fixture comes around.

Sheffield United v AFC Fylde

Sheffield United were embarrassed in the FA Cup last season when they were knocked out by National League side Barnet, but they will face opposition from that level again as they host AFC Fylde.

Jim Bentley’s side have gone about a big improvement since the former Morecambe boss’ arrival. They will be confident they can cause a shock, especially with the Blades having already been knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Sunderland this season.

Arsenal v Leeds United

Although managerless at the moment, Arsenal will likely have someone in place by the time this game occurs. However, they will still be settling into their role at the Emirates, and as such, Leeds United should travel to North London hopeful of securing a win.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are currently top of the Championship and are playing some scintillating football. They and their fans should be expecting to give the Gunners a tight game.

Draw in Full

Leicester City v Wigan Athletic

Queens Park Rangers v Swansea City

Fulham v Aston Villa

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United

Charlton Athletic v West Bromwich Albion

Rochdale or Boston United v Newcastle United

Cardiff City v Forest Green Rovers or Carlisle United

Oxford United v Exeter City or Hartlepool United

Sheffield United v AFC Fylde

Southampton v Huddersfield Town

Liverpool v Everton

Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town

Bournemouth v Luton Town

Brighton & Hove Albion v Sheffield Wednesday

Bristol Rovers or Plymouth Argyle v Coventry City or Ipswich Town

Eastleigh or Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley

Manchester City v Port Vale

Middlesbrough v Tottenham Hotspur

Reading v Blackpool

Watford v Tranmere Rovers

Preston North End v Norwich City

Millwall v Newport County

Crystal Palace v Derby County

Solihull Moors or Rotherham United v Hull City

Brentford v Stoke City

Fleetwood Town v Portsmouth

Arsenal v Leeds United

Gillingham v West Ham United

Burton Albion v Northampton Town

Burnley v Peterborough United

Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers


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