When is FA Cup draw? Start time, TV channel, live stream, ball numbers for fourth round today

When is FA Cup draw? Start time, TV channel, live stream, ball numbers for fourth round today

The FA Cup draw takes place today with plenty of the usual suspects involved in the fourth round but also no shortage of upsets.

Newcastle will not be among the teams in the hat this afternoon after being knocked out by third-tier Sheffield Wednesday despite their lofty Premier League status.

Non-league Wrexham also made it through after winning a seven-goal thriller against Championship side Coventry, much to the delight of Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.


Earlier in the day, Tottenham joined Manchester United in the draw by beating Portsmouth thanks to Harry Kane’s strike, with Fulham and West Ham soon joining them after respective victories against Hull and Brentford.

But Crystal Palace lost at home to struggling Southampton and Nottingham Forest were hammered at Blackpool, while Boreham Wood claimed a draw against Accrington Stanley and Chesterfield were denied at the death by West Brom. Holders Liverpool, meanwhile, will need a replay against Wolves to secure their place after a lively 2-2 draw at Anfield that included some late VAR controversy.

Chelsea, meanwhile, were thrashed by Manchester City to crash out.

When is the FA Cup draw?

The draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup takes place on Sunday, January 8, 2023.

Proceedings will take place at approximately 4:05pm GMT, around 25 minutes before the start of Manchester City vs Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.

The draw will be conducted by former England internationals Emile Heskey and Karen Bardsley, with Mark Chapman on hosting duties.

How can I watch the FA Cup draw?

TV channel: In the UK, the draw will be broadcast live and free-to-air on BBC One as part of their pre-match coverage of City against Chelsea that begins at 4pm.

Live stream: You can also catch the draw live online via the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer as well as on the official FA Cup Twitter and Facebook pages.

LIVE coverage: Follow the fourth-round draw live with Standard Sport’s dedicated blog.

When will the FA Cup fourth round be played?

The fourth-round ties will take place between Friday, January 27 and Monday, January 30, 2023.

FA Cup draw ball numbers

1 Preston North End

2 Brighton

3 Chesterfield or West Brom

4 Chelsea

5 Stockport County or Walsall

6 Boreham Wood or Accrington Stanley

7 Tottenham

8 Derby County or Barnsley

9 Cardiff City or Leeds

10 West Ham

11 Burnley

12 Wrexham

13 Norwich City or Blackburn

14 Aston Villa or Stevenage

15 Luton Town or Wigan Athletic

16 Oxford United or Arsenal

17 Fleetwood Town

18 Liverpool or Wolves

19 Grimsby Town

20 Blackpool

21 Leicester City

22 Forest Green Rovers or Birmingham City

23 Bristol City or Swansea City

24 Hartlepool or Stoke City

25 Fulham

26 Southampton

27 Sheffield United

28 Sunderland

29 Sheffield Wednesday

30 Manchester United

31 Reading

32 Ipswich Town