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FA Cup: Liverpool Draw Everton; Arsenal, United, Chelsea, Leicester Get Lower League Opponents

FA Cup: Liverpool Draw Everton; Arsenal, United, Chelsea, Leicester Get Lower League Opponents

The biggest fixture in the third round of the 2017/2018 English FA Cup is the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton as holders Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi’s Arsenal have been drawn away to Championship club Nottingham Forest, Manchester United are at home to Championship club Derby County, while Chelsea will be away to Norwich City.

The draw was held on Monday night. Manchester City will welcome Premier League club Burnley.

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Leicester City, with the Nigerian contingent of Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa, are away to lower league Fleetwood Town or Hereford City, while Sone Aluko’s Reading are away to Stevenage.

In another tie, Tottenham Hotspur wil be at home to Wimbledom, and Bristol City will be at Vicarage Road to face Watford.

The 32 third round ties will take place across the weekend of 5-8 January, 2018.

Arsenal defeated Chelsea 2-1 in last season’s final.

It was Arsenal’s third FA Cup title in the last four season.

Third round draw:

Ipswich Town v Sheffield United

Watford v Bristol City

Birmingham City v Burton Albion

Liverpool v Everton

Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace

Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough United

AFC Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan Athletic

Coventry City v Stoke City

Newport County v Leeds United

Bolton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town

Port Vale or Yeovil Town v Bradford City

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Brentford v Notts County

Queens Park Rangers v MK Dons

Manchester United v Derby County

Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City v West Bromwich Albion

Doncaster Rovers v Slough Town or Rochdale

Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Wimbledon

Middlesbrough v Sunderland

Fleetwood Town or Hereford FC v Leicester City

Blackburn Rovers or Crewe Alexandra v Hull City

Cardiff City v Mansfield Town

Manchester City v Burnley

Shrewsbury Town v West Ham United

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Swansea City

Stevenage v Reading

Newcastle United v Luton Town

Millwall v Barnsley

Fulham v Southampton

Wycombe Wanderers v Preston North End

Norwich City v Chelsea

Gillingham or Carlisle United v Sheffield Wednesday

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