Guide To Third Round Draw Of 2022-23 FA Cup

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Guide to the Third Round draw in 2022-23 FA Cup as 44 teams enter this competition. 

This round will see clubs across the top two tiers of English football enter the competition, whilst several lower-league clubs will be dreaming of a glamour home tie against footballing giants like Arsenal and Liverpool.

Now, here is everything that you need to know ahead of the Third Round draw in 2022-23 FA Cup.


When is the Third Round Draw?

The Third Round draw will take place on Monday 28 November at Anfield with live coverage commencing at 7pm GMT on BBC Two, although the actual draw isn’t expected to begin until approximately 7:10pm GMT.


How Many Teams Are In The Draw?

There will be 32 ties across the Third Round in total but because two Second Round ties have gone to replays, there will be 66 teams involved in the draw.

Teams from Premier League and Sky Bet Championship will enter the competition at this stage and have been given ball numbers 1-44 in alphabetical order, with Second Round winners filling ball numbers 45-64 respectively.

Ball Number Team
1 AFC Bournemouth
2 Arsenal
3 Aston Villa
4 Birmingham City
5 Blackburn Rovers
6 Blackpool
7 Brentford
8 Brighton & Hove Albion
9 Bristol City
10 Burnley
11 Cardiff City
12 Chelsea
13 Coventry City
14 Crystal Palace
15 Everton
16 Fulham
17 Huddersfield Town
18 Hull City
19 Leeds United
20 Leicester City
21 Liverpool
22 Luton Town
23 Manchester City
24 Manchester United
25 Middlesbrough
26 Millwall
27 Newcastle United
28 Norwich City
29 Nottingham Forest
30 Preston North End
31 QPR
32 Reading
33 Rotherham
34 Sheffield United
35 Southampton
36 Stoke City
37 Sunderland
38 Swansea City
39 Tottenham Hotspur
40 Watford
41 West Bromwich Albion
42 West Ham United
43 Wigan Athletic
44 Wolves
45 Grimsby Town
46 Wrexham
47 Accrington Stanley
48 Fleetwood
49 Ipswich Town
50 Barnsley
51 Forest Green Rovers
52 Portsmouth
53 Shrewsbury Town
54 Hartlepool United
55 Stevenage
56 Charlton/Stockport
57 Boreham Wood
58 Dagenham & Redbridge/Gillingham
59 Oxford United
60 Sheffield Wednesday
61 Chesterfield
62 Burton Albion
63 Walsall
64 Derby County


Teams to Watch Out For

Defending champions, Liverpool have been seeded as ball number 21 as Jurgen Klopp’s Reds prepare to commence their title defence, whilst last season’s runners-up – Chelsea have been handed ball number 12.

Current Premier League leaders and 14-time FA Cup holders, Arsenal will be ball number 2 in the draw, whilst reigning top-flight champions – Manchester City have been handed ball number 23 whilst their local rivals, Manchester United are ball number 24.

Out of victorious Second Round clubs, Boreham Wood are looking for another deep run in the FA Cup after stunning Bristol Rovers and have been placed as ball number 57.

National League’s Wrexham and Chesterfield have been handed ball numbers 46 and 61 respectively, after having defeated Farnborough and AFC Wimbledon respectively.


When Will Third Round Ties Be Played?

Third Round ties will be played across the weekend of 6-9 January 2023, with winning teams awarded £105,000 plus a place in the Fourth Round.

Should replays be required, ties will be replayed across midweek of 17-18 January 2023.

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