FA Cup quarter-final draw: Date, ball numbers, TV channel, start time

FA Cup quarter-final draw to take place on Thursday evening as Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Thomas Tuchel search for silverware

  • The draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals will take place on Thursday evening
  • It will take place before the final round five match between Barnsley and Chelsea
  • Eight FA Cup matches will be played this week between Tuesday and Thursday 

The FA Cup is slowly but surely building towards its crescendo, with the draw for the quarter-finals to take place on Thursday evening. 

A total of 16 teams from the Premier League and the Championship play between  Tuesday and Thursday in a bid to cement their place in the draw. 

Holders Arsenal were knocked out by Southampton in round four, while Premier League champions Liverpool fell to a dramatic Bruno Fernandes free-kick as Manchester United prevailed. 

Further top names will lose their place in the competition this week, as Manchester United take on West Ham in a thrilling encounter, while Tottenham travel to Everton in a genuine fifty-fifty. 

With the draw for the final eight just two days away, Sportsmail takes you through the all-important details below. 

The television schedule and complete fixture list for the fifth round ties can also be viewed HERE.  

The draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals will take place on Thursday evening at around 7.45pm

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (L) and Jose Mourinho (R) are both in action in an action-packed week

The draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals will take place on Thursday, February 11, live from BT Sport’s studios at approximately 7.45pm. 

It is scheduled to take place between the conclusion of Wolves’ home tie against Southampton and the start of the final game of the week, Barnsley vs Chelsea. 

However, should Wolves’ match against Southampton require extra time, the start time will be pushed back accordingly. 

The job of drawing the balls out the hat will go to Karen Carney, while Reshmin Choudhury will host the event.    

FA Cup quarter-final draw: How to watch 

BT Sport are on duty as Wolves host Southampton in the penultimate fixture of round five. 

Coverage will continue on BT Sport as the quarter-final then takes place, before the BBC One will take the final FA Cup game of the week in Barnsley’s tie against Chelsea.

Viewers can also watch the quarter-final draw on the official Emirates FA Cup YouTube channel, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Ball numbers in full 

Just nine teams will be involved when the quarter-final draw is made on Thursday evening, of course with the outcome of Chelsea’s trip to Barnsley to come afterwards. 

However, the ball numbers have already been assigned ahead of the draw, which are detailed in full below.  

  • 1) Burnley or AFC Bournemouth
  • 2) Manchester United or West Ham United
  • 3) Sheffield United or Bristol City
  • 4) Wolverhampton Wanderers or Southampton
  • 5) Barnsley or Chelsea
  • 6) Everton or Tottenham Hotspur
  • 7) Swansea City or Manchester City
  • 8) Leicester City or Brighton & Hove Albion  

When are the fifth round matches? 

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City travel to Swansea in the early kick-off on Wednesday

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea travel to Barnsley in the final match of the fifth round

Eight fifth-round matches will take place between Tuesday and Thursday this week to determine the names that go into the quarter-final draw. 

Arguably the pick of the bunch come on Tuesday and Wednesday, when Manchester United host West Ham and Tottenham travel to Everton respectively. 

Below is the list of matches in full, alongside the TV channel they will be shown on. 

FA Cup fifth round matches 

 Tuesday, February 9

  • 5.30pm: Burnley vs Bournemouth – BT Sport 1
  • 7.30pm: Man Utd vs West Ham – BBC One

Wednesday, February 10

  • 5.30pm: Swansea vs Man City – BT Sport 1
  • 7.30pm: Leicester vs Brighton – BT Sport 2
  • 7.30pm: Sheffield United vs Bristol City – BBC iPlayer
  • 8.15pm: Everton vs Tottenham – BT Sport 1

Thursday, February 11

  • 5.30pm: Wolves vs Southampton – BT Sport 1
  • 8pm: Barnsley vs Chelsea – BBC One

When will the quarter-finals be played?

The quarter-finals will be played across the weekend commencing Saturday, March 20. 

The semi-finals will then take place under a month later, starting on April 17, with the final scheduled for Saturday, May 15.  

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