Premier League champions Manchester City will host rivals and last year’s losing finalists Chelsea in the standout fixture among five top flight clashes drawn on Monday in the third round of the FA Cup.

Holders Liverpool will play Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield while 12-times winners Manchester United are at home to Everton, Brentford host West Ham United and Crystal Palace welcome Southampton in the other all-Premier League matches.

Premier League leaders Arsenal, record 14 time winners, were handed an immediate away trip to League One (third tier) Oxford United.

Leicester City, the FA Cup winners in 2021, will travel to either National League (fifth tier) Dagenham & Redbridge or league Two (fourth tier) Gillingham who have a second round replay pending.

The third round is the point where Premier League and Championship (second tier) clubs enter the competition and the matches will be played from January 6-9.

Many of the top players will have been more focused on the World Cup in Qatar, however, than what came out of the pot at Anfield.

Manchester City and Chelsea, the latter eight times winners, also played each other in the League Cup at the Etihad earlier this month with City winning 2-0.

Tottenham Hotspur, also eight times winners, host third-tier Portsmouth in their opening game.

Non-league Wrexham — co-owned by Hollywood stars Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds — travel to Championship side Coventry City while Boreham Wood, the lowest-ranked team in the draw, are at home to League One side Accrington Stanley.

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Chesterfield, who also play in the National League, drew a trip to Championship side West Bromwich Albion.

League Two side Stevenage are at Unai Emery’s Premier League Aston Villa.
FA Cup third-round draw in full

Ties to be played on January 6, 7, 8 and 9

Preston vs Huddersfield

Middlesbrough vs Brighton

Chesterfield vs West Brom

Manchester City vs Chelsea

Charlton or Stockport vs Walsall

Boreham Wood vs Accrington Stanley

Tottenham vs Portsmouth

Derby County vs Barnsley

Cardiff City vs Leeds

Brentford vs West Ham

Bournemouth vs Burnley

Coventry vs Wrexham

Norwich vs Blackburn

Aston Villa vs Stevenage

Luton vs Wigan

Oxford United vs Arsenal

Fleetwood Town vs QPR

Liverpool vs Wolves

Grimsby vs Burton Albion

Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest

Dagenham & Redbridge or Gillingham vs Leicester City

Forest Green Rovers vs Birmingham City

Bristol City vs Swansea

Hartlepool vs Stoke City

Hull City vs Fulham

Crystal Palace vs Southampton

Millwall vs Sheffield United

Shrewsbury vs Sunderland

Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle

Manchester United vs Everton

Reading vs Watford

Ipswich vs Rotherham

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