Ball numbers, date and start time and talkSPORT’s live coverage as both fourth and fifth rounds are decided on Monday January 10, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer
The draws for the FA Cup fourth and fifth rounds will be held on Monday night – before the third round has even finished.
The cup will be fast-tracked this year amid the fixture pile-up caused by the COVID-19 lockdown.
The fifth round matches are due to be held around Wednesday, February 10, earlier than they would usually be played.
The FA have made the decision to condense the draw ceremonies into one event for the next two rounds, meaning some teams will know their path to the quarter-finals having not played their third round ties yet.
Southampton’s game against Shrewsbury will not go ahead and there is a strong possibility more games may have to be called off as teams battle the impacts of coronavirus.
It means a host of teams will be in the hat for the draws.
FA Cup draw: What is it?
The draws will be held back-to-back on Monday, January 11 ahead of the third round match between Stockport County and West Ham.
Reshmin Chowdhury is hosting the draw ceremony while ex-England striker Peter Crouch will be picking the balls.
The fourth round draw is scheduled to begin at 7.10pm before the fifth round draw at around 7.25pm.
It will be live on talkSPORT and will also be shown on BT Sport 1 and on the FA Cup Twitter and Facebook channels.
FA Cup draw: Full schedule
- Third round: Saturday 9 January 2021
- Fourth round: Saturday 23 January 2021
- Fifth round: Wednesday 10 February 2021
- Quarter-finals: Saturday 20 March 2021
- Semi-finals: Saturday 17 April 2021
- The Final: Saturday 15 May 2021
FA Cup draw: Fourth round draw numbers
* Fifth round draw ball numbers will be generated once the fourth round has been drawn
1 Plymouth Argyle
2 Southampton or Shrewsbury Town
4 Marine or Tottenham Hotspur
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers
6 Stockport County or West Ham United
7 AFC Bournemouth
8 Manchester United
9 Swansea City
11 Nottingham Forest
13 Barnsley or Tranmere Rovers
14 Sheffield United
16 Doncaster Rovers
17 Leicester City
18 Wycombe Wanderers
19 Crawley Town or Leeds United
21 Bristol City or Portsmouth
25 Manchester City or Birmingham City
26 Luton Town
27 Chelsea or Morecambe
28 Sheffield Wednesday
29 Norwich City
31 Newport County or Brighton & Hove Albion
32 Cheltenham Town or Mansfield Town