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FA Cup draw LIVE: Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal 3rd round fixtures, Liverpool vs Everton

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FA CUP DRAW - LIVE!The FA Cup third round draw takes place this tonightThe draw begins at 7pm with all Premier League clubs involvedTony Adams and Micah Richards will help conduct the drawThird-round ties will take place on the first weekend of JanuaryRelated articles Chelsea news LIVE: Frank Lampard plans £70m signing Arsenal news LIVE: Gunners to press on with January transfer The Merseyside derby…

19:30: Well how about that. Everything after Liverpool vs Everton was just a blur if I’m honest with you. With the Toffees enduring such a terrible season - a second Merseyside derby away at Anfield was the last thing they’ll have wanted.

Their next fixtures are: Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Leicester, Arsenal, Burnley, Newcastle, Manchester City and Liverpool. Good luck with that…

Elsewhere Leeds travel to Arsenal in what could be a good Premier League audition. West Ham travel to League One Gillingham and Jose Mourinho’s Spurs pit their wits against Middlesbrough at the Riverside.

BURTON vs NORTHAMPTON

BURNLEY vs PETERBOROUGH

BIRMINGHAM vs BLACKBURN

BRENTFORD vs STOKE

FLEETWOOD vs PORTSMOUTH

ARSENAL vs LEEDS

GILLINGHAM vs WEST HAM

PRESTON vs NORWICH

MILLWALL vs NEWPORT

CRYSTAL PALACE vs DERBY

SOLIHULL MOORS or ROTHERHAM vs HULL

MANCHESTER CITY vs PORT VALE

MIDDLESBROUGH vs TOTTENHAM

READING vs BLACKPOOL

WATFORD vs TRANMERE

BRIGHTON vs SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY

BRISTOL ROVERS or PLYMOUTH vs COVENTRY

EASTLEIGH or CREWE vs BARNSLEY

SOUTHAMPTON vs HUDDERSFIELD

LIVERPOOL vs EVERTON

BRISTOL CITY vs SHREWSBURY

BOURNEMOUTH vs LUTON

ROCHDALE or BOSTON vs NEWCASTLE

CARDIFF vs FOREST GREEN or CARLISLE

OXFORD vs EXETER or HARTLEPOOL

SHEFFIELD UNITED vs AFC FYLDE

CHELSEA vs NOTTINGHAM FOREST

WOLVES vs MANCHESTER UNITED

CHARLTON vs WEST BROM

LEICESTER vs WIGAN

QPR vs SWANSEA

FULHAM vs ASTON VILLA

Here we go!

19:10:Thanks for keeping faith with me folks - the 2019 FA Cup third-round draw is about to take place. Tony Adams and Micah Richards are in position. The Arsenal legend wearing a fairly vile velvet suit - not sure why I told you that. Standby…

Quick chat

19:05: Montage, chat, highlights, chat and a final montage. Vintage draw etiquette from the BBC unfolding here folks.

Reminds me of that Alan Partridge scene: “I'd like four glitter explosions, 12 puff flashes... So the sequence should be puff, flash, puff, flash, bang.

“Basically, could I have a condensed Pink Floyd concert for £500?”

Coverage begins…

19:00: The comforting face of Mark Chapman arrives on our screens. He’s at the Etihad Stadium inside the Manchester City Legends Lounge and one crafty fan has clipped him over the head with a glow stick.

He asks Micah Richards why the hostile reception and the former City defender responds: “Well, we all know you’re a red mate!” Meow...

FA Cup 3rd round draw LIVE: Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal to learn fixtures (Image: GETTY)Soon…

18:58: I do hope the coverage will start soon. We’re being subjected to the last five minutes of the Strictly Come Dancing highlights show with Rylan Clark-Neal, which is about as painful as it sounds.

For those who DO care, Rylan literally can’t wait for this weekend’s show. So that’s nice.

Five-minute warning

18:55: Just the five minutes until coverage of the draw takes place. You probably know the drill by now - three-minute montage of famous FA Cup moments, small talk with the pundits and a rowdy chat with the lowest-ranked side still in the competition. Standard fare.

Just seen a few pictures from the Ballon d’Or ceremony - they don’t know what they’re missing - I’ve just seen Micah Richards arriving!

FA Cup 3rd round draw LIVE: Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal to learn fixtures (Image: GETTY)LOVE IT!

18:50: I’m a sucker for this kind of thing. The FA have posted one of those GIF generator things on their official Twitter page that enables you to simulate your own draw.

I gave it a bash and drew Leeds vs Leicester at Elland Road. I did try to get Everton vs Liverpool or Manchester United vs Manchester City - but after three minutes I failed and realised that you probably don’t care…

The link is HERE if you’re a loser like me and want to have a go.

FA Cup 3rd round draw LIVE: Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal to learn fixtures (Image: GETTY)A minute delay

18:40: This season's FA Cup third-round fixtures will be delayed by one minute to help promote mental health.

The FA, in partnership with the Heads Up campaign and the National Health Service's Every Mind Matters, wants to encourage fans to think about their mental wellbeing.

All 32 third-round ties, which will take place over the weekend of January 3-6, will kick-off one minute later than usual.

FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said: "Whilst delaying kick-off times by 60 seconds is a simple idea, it provides a powerful platform for us and our Heads Up charity partners to deliver a really important message on mental health.

"We know that men in particular can be reluctant to talk about the subject, so it is important that we use football as a vehicle to stress the importance of mental fitness."

FA Cup 3rd round draw LIVE: Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal to learn fixtures (Image: GETTY)Ball numbers…

18:30: I have absolutely no idea why the ball numbers are still in existence. Surely in this situation we could just print the name of the sides?

I just said that to a colleague, who thought that the financial outlay would stop the FA from doing it. If anyone has the answer to this BIG QUESTION then please do let me know!

Also, all the ball numbers are at the bottom of this page should you wish to know the team news a split second before it’s announced…

FA Cup 3rd round draw LIVE: Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal to learn fixtures (Image: GETTY)The draw…

18:25: I suppose the FA Cup draw is the intelligent and sensible older brother of the Carabao Cup draw. Y’know, the younger brother who’s asked to behave when visitors come over…

Their cup draws have become synonymous with comedic errors, bizarre plans and technical difficulties.

The one staged in Beijing, the Chinese capital, at 4.15am UK time springs to mind. Charlton being paired with both Exeter and Cheltenham is also a personal favourite.

No such dramas with the streamlined FA Cup though folks - I expect professionalism.

FA Cup 3rd round draw LIVE: Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal to learn fixtures (Image: GETTY)Welcome…

18:15: Hello folks and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the FA Cup third-round draw.

There’s been a clash in the sporting calendar because the tin-pot 2019 Ballon d'Or awards are taking place in Paris tonight.

And that means Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk won’t be available to conduct the FA Cup draw alongside Mark Chapman.

Shame. Instead we’ll have to make do with Tony Adams and Micah Richards picking out the balls - I’m sure they are capable of doing the job…

FA Cup 3rd round draw LIVE: Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal to learn fixtures (Image: GETTY)When is the FA Cup third round draw?

The FA Cup third round draw takes place this evening.

It begins at 7pm and will be available to watch on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer with BT Sport also showing the draw ahead of their coverage of Solihull Moors vs Rochdale.

Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams and ex-Manchester City defender Micah Richards have the honour of pulling the balls out of the bag, with the draw taking place at the Etihad Stadium - home of current FA Cup holders Manchester City.

Third round ties are set to take place across the first weekend of January, as normal.

FA Cup 3rd round draw LIVE: Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal to learn fixtures (Image: GETTY)FA Cup third round draw ball numbers

1 Bournemouth, 2 Arsenal, 3 Aston Villa, 4 Barnsley, 5 Birmingham, 6 Blackburn, 7 Brentford, 8 Brighton, 9 Bristol City, 10 Burnley, 11 Cardiff, 12 Charlton, 13 Chelsea, 14 Crystal Palace, 15 Derby County, 16 Everton, 17 Fulham, 18 Huddersfield Town, 19 Hull City, 20 Leeds

21 Leicester, 22 Liverpool, 23 Luton, 24 Manchester City, 25 Manchester United, 26 Middlesbrough, 27 Millwall, 28 Newcastle, 29 Norwich, 30 Nottingham Forest, 31 Preston, 32 QPR, 33 Reading, 34 Sheffield United, 35 Sheffield Wednesday, 36 Southampton, 37 Stoke, 38 Swansea City, 39 Tottenham

40 Watford, 41 West Brom, 42 West Ham, 43 Wigan, 44 Wolves, 45 Blackpool, 46 Portsmouth, 47 Shrewsbury Town, 48 Coventry or Ipswich, 49 AFC Fylde, 50 Tranmere Rovers, 51 Oxford, 52 Exeter City or Hartlepool, 53 Eastleigh or Crewe Alexandra, 54 Carlisle United, 55 Solihull Moors or Rotherham,

56 Gillingham, 57 Rochdale or Boston United, 58 Peterborough United, 59 Burton Albion, 60 Newport County, 61 Fleetwood Town, 62 Port Vale, 63 Northampton Town, 64 Bristol Rovers or Plymouth Argyle




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