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FA Cup: Fourth Round draw made with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea facing lower league opposition




The FA Cup Fourth Round draw has given a lot of potential for giant killings as the big sides were mainly handed lower league opposition.

With fifteen Premier League sides in the draw (awaiting the outcome of replays) Crystal Palace and Stoke City is the only confirmed clash of top flight sides.

Holders Arsenal, who are looking to win the trophy for the third year running, will host Championship side Burnley at the Emirates, whilst Manchester United will travel to promotion chasing Derby.

Chelsea, who saw off League One side Scunthorpe in the previous round, will take on either MK Dons or Northampton following their replay.

Manchester City also await the outcome of a replay to see whether they will be travelling to Wycombe or Aston Villa after their 1-1 draw.

The lowest ranked side still in the competition, Eastleigh, could be playing Leeds United at home providing they can overcome Bolton at the Macron next week, where the condition of the pitch is set to be much better than the one the two sides played out their 1-1 draw on.

Ties will be played between 29 January and 1 February.

FA Cup fourth-round draw

Arsenal v Burnley

Bury/­Bradford City v Hull City

Carlisle/­Yeovil v Everton

Colchester v Tottenham/­Leicester

Crystal Palace v Stoke City

Derby v Manchester United

Eastleigh/­Bolton v Leeds United

Exeter City/­Liverpool v West Ham

Hudder­sfi­eld/­Reading v Walsall

Ipswich/­Portsmouth v Bournemouth

Northampton/­MK Dons v Chelsea

Nottingham Forest v Watford

Oxford United v Newport County/­Blackburn

Shrewsbury v Sheffield Wednesday

West Bromwich/­Bristol City v Peterborough

Wycombe/­Aston Villa v Manchester City

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