With the second round of the FA Cup due to to take place this weekend, Premier League and Championship clubs will be waiting to find out who will join them in the third round of the competition in the new year.
A number of teams from across the football pyramid will be looking to progress through to the next round, as they look to make a statement in this season’s edition of the world’s oldest cup competition.
Chelsea came close to lifting the trophy last season, but they were stopped in their tracks by a thunderbolt from Leicester’s Youri Tielemans as the Foxes went on to win the competition for the first time.
The draw will take place following the conclusion of this weekend’s results and therefore, football.london has taken a look at everything you need to know ahead of it.
When is the draw?
The draw for the third round of the competition will take place on Monday, December 6 as part of the coverage for local non-league Hertfordshire derby Boreham Wood v St Albans City.
How can I follow it?
The game will be shown live on ITV4. The programme starts at 6:45pm.
Who is in it?
The 20 winners of the second round ties commencing this weekend will be in the second round draw.
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The remaining 44 spots will be taken up by clubs in the Premier League and Championship who get entered into the draw at the third round stage.
When are the fixtures taking place?
Matches in the third round will take place between Friday, January 7 and Monday, January 10.