When is the FA Cup Fourth Round draw? Fixtures, schedule, dates of matches

When is the FA Cup Fourth Round draw? Fixtures, schedule, dates of matches

When is the FA Cup Fourth Round draw? Fixtures, schedule, dates of matches in English competition.

The magic of the FA Cup is at its most potent when underdogs clash with giants, and anticipation for the fourth round draw is bubbling over as minnows like Wrexham vie for a chance to rub shoulders with Manchester City. With Premier League titans Liverpool and Arsenal out of the running, new possibilities emerge, with non-league Maidstone United or League One's Wigan Athletic dreaming of a David-and-Goliath encounter.

The draw takes place before Wigan hosts Manchester United on Monday, January 8th, setting the stage for a weekend of epic battles. Imagine the roar of the Kop if Liverpool-slayer Wrexham lands a date with Anfield, or the pandemonium in Coventry if they find themselves pitted against their Premier League namesake.

Live coverage through the Wigan-United match broadcasters ensures every ball drawn carries the weight of dreams and ambitions. Fans in the US can catch it on ESPN+, while Canadians tune in to Sportsnet and Australians settle in for Paramount+. In the UK, ITV captures the excitement as the draw unfolds alongside the on-field drama.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, 27th January, and Sunday, 28th January, for the fourth-round matches, with potential Friday and Monday fixtures to cater to the TV gods. Remember, replays await in the week commencing February 5th if scores remain level, with extra time and, if necessary, penalty shootouts ready to settle the tie.

This is the FA Cup, where history is shaped and dreams take flight. So, who will Wrexham draw? Will Maidstone spring a surprise? And which big name will fall victim to the magic of the underdog? Tune in, hold your breath, and let the draw commence!

What time is the FA Cup Fourth Round draw?
The draw is expected to take place before the Wigan vs. Man United match, which kicks off at 3.15 p.m. ET (8.15 p.m. local time) on Monday, January 8.

That means the draw will likely start around 30 minutes before the game.

FA Cup Fourth Round draw numbers
Here are the ball numbers for the draw.

Match Date Time (ET) Score
Watford vs. Southampton TBC TBC  
Blackburn Rovers vs. Wrexham TBC TBC  
Bournemouth vs. Swansea City TBC TBC  
West Bromwich Albion vs. Brentford or Wolves TBC TBC  
West Ham or Bristol City vs. Nottingham Forest or Blackpool TBC TBC  
Leicester City vs. Hull City or Birmingham City TBC TBC  
Sheffield Wednesday vs. Coventry City TBC TBC  
Chelsea vs. Aston Villa TBC TBC  
Ipswich Town vs. Maidstone United TBC TBC  
Liverpool vs. Norwich City or Bristol Rovers TBC TBC  
Tottenham vs. Man City TBC TBC  
Leeds United vs. Plymouth Argyle TBC TBC  
Crystal Palace or Everton vs. Luton Town or Bolton Wanderers TBC TBC  
Newport County or Eastleigh vs. Man United TBC TBC  
Sheffield United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion TBC TBC  
Fulham vs. Newcastle United TBC TBC  

When is the FA Cup Fourth Round?
Fourth-round ties will take place across the weekend of Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 January, 2024.

There is a possibility that selected ties could take place on the Friday and Monday either side to allow for television coverage.

As is the case for the Third Round, if games finish level, the away team will host a replay. For the Fourth Round, that will take place in the week commencing February 5.

In the event of teams finishing the replay all square, 30 minutes of extra time will be played. If they are still level, the tie will be settled by a penalty shootout.

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