FA Cup fourth round draw: Local derbies galore
The draw for the FA Cup fourth round was made in London on Monday and some intriguing ties were drawn out.
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Reigning Premier League champions Leicester City have been drawn against East Midlands rivals Derby County in a big, er, derby, at Pride Park as Steve McClaren’s side are going well in the second-tier and will fancy their chances against the Foxes.
Both Chelsea and Manchester United have also been handed local derbies with Antonio Conte’s side hosting Brentford in west London and Jose Mourinho’s United welcoming Wigan Athletic to Old Trafford.
The only two potential all-Premier League ties are Southampton against Arsenal (providing Saints get by second-tier Norwich City in a replay) and Crystal Palace against Manchester City assuming that the Eagles get by third-tier Bolton in a replay.
In total there could be a maximum of 13 Premier League teams remaining in the last 32 of the competition after the replays take place on Jan. 17-18.
Below is the schedule in full for the fourth round as the ties will take place on the weekend of Jan. 28.
FA Cup fourth round draw
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Wycombe Wanderers
Derby County vs. Leicester City
Oxford United vs. Newcastle United/Birmingham City
AFC Wimbledon/Sutton United vs. Cambridge United/Leeds United
Plymouth Argyle/Liverpool vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers
Southampton/Norwich vs. Arsenal
Lincoln City/Ipswich Town vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
Chelsea vs. Brentford
Manchester United vs. Wigan Athletic
Millwall vs. Watford
Rochdale vs. Huddersfield Town
Burnley/Sunderland vs. Fleetwood Town/Bristol City
Blackburn Rovers vs. Barnsley/Blackpool
Fulham vs. Hull City
Middlesbrough vs. Accrington Stanley
Crystal Palace/Bolton Wanderers vs. Manchester City