The Emirates FA Cup Fourth And Fifth Round Draws Will Both Take Place Tonight

There will be a double draw in the Emirates FA Cup, with both the fourth and fifth round proper draws being made on Monday 11 January.

Hosted by Reshmin Chowdhury and conducted by Peter Crouch, both draws will be made back-to-back to aid with fixture scheduling and will form part  pre-match  third round tie between Stockport County and West Ham United

The fourth and fifth rounds are due to take place over the weekend of 23 January and Wednesday 10 February respectively.

Ahead of Monday, you can see the ball numbers for the fourth round below. The fifth round draw ball numbers will be generated once the fourth round has been drawn.

Fourth round draw numbers

1 Plymouth Argyle
2 Southampton or Shrewsbury Town
3 Chorley
Tottenham Hotspur
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers
6 Stockport County or West Ham United
AFC Bournemouth
8 Manchester United
9 Swansea City
10 Everton
11 Nottingham Forest
12 Arsenal
13 Barnsley
14 Sheffield United
15 Millwall
16 Doncaster Rovers
17 Leicester City
18 Wycombe Wanderers
19 Crawley Town
20 Burnley
21 Bristol City
22 Fulham
23 Liverpool
24 Brentford
25 Manchester City
26 Luton Town
27 Chelsea
28 Sheffield Wednesday
29 Norwich City
30 Blackpool
31 Brighton & Hove Albion
32 Cheltenham Town

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A reminder of the London clubs’ ball numbers

Seven clubs from our region are in the hat for this evening’s FA Cup fourth round draw. Here are all of the numbers you need to keep an eye on:

4 – Tottenham Hotspur

6 – Stockport County or West Ham United

12 – Arsenal

15 – Millwall

22 – Fulham

24 – Brentford

27 – Chelsea

Teams to watch out for in the draw

The lowest-ranked side left in this season’s competition are non-league outfit Chorley, who defeated a much-changed Derby County side 2-0 on Saturday lunchtime.

Alongside them, fellow non-league club Stockport County will also be in the hat, but their dreams of progressing to the fourth round could be over by 10:00pm this evening depending on the outcome of their clash with West Ham United this evening.

The other names to keep tabs on are Blackpool, Doncaster Rovers, Plymouth Argyle, Shrewsbury Town, Cheltenham Town and Crawley Town.

Will any of those sides be drawn against one of the Premier League’s heavyweights?

The standout results from round three

The FA Cup third round didn’t fail to disappoint over the weekend, with giant killings unfolding, Premier League clubs being given a real run for their money and goals not proving to be in short supply.

Here are some of the best results from the weekend’s action:

  • Chorley 2-0 Derby County
  • Blackpool 2-2 West Bromwich Albion (Blackpool winning 3-2 on penalties)
  • Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Doncaster Rovers
  • Huddersfield Town 2-3 Plymouth Argyle
  • Crawley Town 3-0 Leeds United

Prize money

Here is a close look at the financial reward each club will get if they progress in the FA Cup this season.

Fourth round: £90,000

Fifth round: £180,000

Quarter-finals: £360,000

Semi-finals: £900,000 (losers receive £450,000)

Final: £1,800,000 (runners-up receive £900,000)



Frank Fremer is a seasoned journalist, blogger and political analyst for over a decade in Uganda

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