FA Cup third round draw LIVE: Premier League and Championship clubs – including holders Leicester – learn their fate along with five non-league teams
- The draw for the FA Cup third round takes place on Monday evening at 7pm
- It will be made shortly before Boreham Wood play St Albans to finish round two
- Teams from the Premier League and Championship now join the competition
- A total of five non-league sides have made it through to the third round
- Latest FA Cup news, including live action and results
Time for the talking to stop – the big boys are now entering the FA Cup.
The third round draw of England’s oldest and most prestigious cup competition takes place on Monday night as Premier League and Championship clubs enter the tournament.
Fourteen time winners Arsenal, holders Leicester City, the two Manchester clubs along with Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham run the risk of being pitted against one of the five non-league clubs who have made it this far in the competition.
Follow Sportsmail’s SAM BLITZ for live coverage of the FA Cup third round draw, including build-up and updates as clubs from the Premier League and Championship join the competition.
And what about the big boys looking to avoid a cupset next month?
There’s holders Leicester City (ball 22) – who beat European champions Chelsea (ball 13) 1-0 in the final last May. Premier League champions Manchester City (ball 25) are in the hat as are 14-time winners of the competition Arsenal (ball 2).
Manchester United (ball 26) will hope for an easy route into round four as will Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool (ball 23).
So who are the non-league sides to look out for?
Kidderminster Harriers are the lowest ranked team left in the competition. They play in the sixth tier and beat Halifax Town 2-0 on Sunday.
Chesterfield, who lead the National League, are also in the hat after beating the Class of 92’s Salford City yesterday.
Yeovil Town are the other non-league side looking for a killer draw – they beat Stevenage 1-0 in round two over the weekend. Boreham Wood and St Albans City face each other tonight to round off the round two games.
Strangely enough, there was only one round two fixture that needed a replay. Barrow managed to hold Ipswich Town to a goalless draw at Portman Road this weekend.
Is your team in the hat? If so, who do you want? Home or away? Premier League team or winnable lower league team? Sell-out crowd or easy street to round four?
Here are all the important numbers?
3 Aston Villa
5 Birmingham City
6 Blackburn Rovers
9 Brighton & Hove Albion
10 Bristol City
12 Cardiff City
14 Coventry City
15 Crystal Palace
16 Derby County
19 Huddersfield Town
20 Hull City
21 Leeds United
22 Leicester City
24 Luton Town
25 Manchester City
26 Manchester United
29 Newcastle United
30 Norwich City
31 Nottingham Forest
32 Peterborough United
33 Preston North End
34 Queens Park Rangers
36 Sheffield United
38 Stoke City
39 Swansea City
40 Tottenham Hotspur
42 West Bromwich Albion
43 West Ham United
44 Wolverhampton Wanderers
45 Yeovil Town
46 Bristol Rovers
47 Port Vale
49 Hartlepool United
50 AFC Wimbledon
51 Wigan Athletic
52 Leyton Orient
53 Cambridge United
54 Mansfield Town
55 Swindon Town
56 Rotherham United
57 Charlton Athletic
58 Boreham Wood or St Albans City
59 Kidderminster Harriers
60 Shrewsbury Town
62 Plymouth Argyle
63 Ipswich Town or Barrow
64 Harrogate Town
It all ends in May at Wembley, but the FA Cup gets welly and truly up and running tonight.
FA Cup third round day is a special day in the calendar and today we find out how the biggest clubs in the country begin their journey to Wembley.
All the Premier League and Championship teams are in the hat, along with five non-league clubs looking for that giant-killing and life-changing draw.
Excited? We certainly are. The draw is in 15 minutes and we’ll bring you all the ties and reaction here.
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