Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal land tough opponents in FA Cup 3rd round

Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal land tough opponents in FA Cup 3rd round

  • Chelsea, Man City, and Liverpool all have the easiest fixtures on paper
  • Man United, West Ham, and Leicester City are all set to battle fellow EPL opponents
  • Matches for the third round are scheduled to be played between Friday, January 7 and Monday, January 10 in 2022

Man United have landed tough opponents in the FA Cup after being drawn alongside Premier League rivals Aston Villa in the third round of the tournament.

FA Cup trophy. Photo: Getty Images.
Matches for the third round are scheduled to be played between Friday, January 7, and Monday, January 10 in 2022. Photo: Getty Images.
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The draw saw clubs from the Premier League and Championship enter the competition after lower-tier sides faced off in the previous round.

Fifteen lower-league teams and five from the non-league are scheduled to take part in the third round.

Chelsea earned themselves a relatively easier fixture, with the European champions set to host fifth-tier side, Chesterfield.

Kidderminster, who are the lowest-ranked team in the tournament have been drawn against Championship outfit, Reading.

In other fixtures of the competition, reigning champions Leicester are scheduled to face off against Watford as Arsenal travel to Nottingham Forest.

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Liverpool, meanwhile, are set to host Shrewsbury Town as Man City take a trip to Swindon Town.

The third-round fixtures are scheduled to be played between 7-10 January 2022.

Here is the 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

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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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Earlier, had reported how Liverpool who are Premier League giants are reportedly interested in signing Juventus forward Paulo Dybala when the January 2022 transfer window opens.

Paulo Dybala's current deal at Juventus will expire in the summer and the Argentina international has not signed a new deal with the Old Lady.

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