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The Premier League’s big hitters are welcomed to the FA Cup at the third-round stage. Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Co will all discover their fates when the draw takes place this evening.
There will be five non-League sides hoping to land dream ties against a Premier League team.
Kidderminster Harriers, who play in the sixth tier of English football, are the lowest-ranked club still in the competition and will be joined in the draw by Chesterfield, Boreham Wood, St Albans City and Yeovil Town.
The key balls to look out for are 2 (Arsenal), 13 (Chelsea), 23 (Liverpool), 25 (Manchester City), 26 (Manchester United), 40 (Tottenham Hotspur).
Holders Leicester will also be number 23 in the draw.
Here, Express Sport will bring you live coverage of the FA third-round draw.
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Paul Scholes was brutally mocked after Chesterfield ace scored FA Cup goal
Paul Scholes was brutally mocked by a Chesterfield player after he scored in their FA Cup tie with Salford over the weekend.
The Man Utd legend is a co-owner of the League 2 outfit and bore the brunt of a joke by Chesterfield players as they mocked a certain viral video of Scholes during their goal celebrations.
Will there be any dream ties for minnows?
There are five non-League sides in tonight’s draw, and all will undoubtedly be desperate to land a tie against one of the Premier League big boys.
Kidderminster Harriers, Yeovil and Chesterfield are all in tonight’s draw while Boreham Wood and St Albans will also be in the draw, though they are playing each other tonight for a place in the third round.
Ralf Rangnick told he needs to win the FA Cup
Gary Neville has urged Ralf Rangnick to do his upmost to win the FA Cup as he discussed what could be considered a success for the Man Utd interim boss.
Speaking last week, the United legend said: “For Ralf Rangnick, to finish in the top four would be a successful season. If we could win the FA Cup that would be incredible.
“He has to somehow get those players, who have looked so disconnected and disjointed in the last two or three months, sorted straight away.
“They have lost all their confidence, haven’t really got a system of play and are not very good defensively.
“He’s got a big job to do but top four has to be the target for him this season.”
The draw 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
Hello, folks and welcome to today’s live blog of the FA Cup third-round draw.
The big boys will be in the hat this evening as the likes of Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal discover who they will play.
The draw gets underway in just over 30 minutes’ time, so make sure you stick with us for live updates.
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