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Arsenal to host Liverpool in FA Cup third round

3 Dec 2023
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Four all-Premier League ties to look forward to, while holders Man City drawn at home to Huddersfield

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Leaders Arsenal have been drawn at home to Liverpool in one of four all-Premier League ties in the FA Cup third round. 

All 20 Premier League clubs learned on Sunday their opponents for the ties to be played on the weekend of the 6-7 of January. 

The matches come after a period of 59 Premier League matches in the space of 29 days, beginning with the start of Matchweek 15 on Tuesday 5 December, and ending with the final fixture of Matchweek 20 on Tuesday 2 January. 

That period includes Liverpool v Arsenal in a Premier League match on Saturday 23 December.

PL clubs' FA Cup third round fixtures

4 January
Crystal Palace v Everton (20:00)

5 January
Spurs v Burnley (20:00)

6 January
Sunderland v Newcastle (12:45)
Brentford v Wolves (15:00)
Chelsea v Preston North End (15:00)
Fulham v Rotherham (15:00)
Gillingham v Sheff Utd (15:00)
Luton v Bolton (15:00)
Man City v Huddersfield (15:00)
Nott’m Forest v Blackpool or Forest Green Rovers (15:00)
QPR v Bournemouth (15:00)
Stoke v Brighton (15:00)
West Ham v Bristol City (15:00)
Middlesbrough v Aston Villa (17:30)

7 January
Arsenal v Liverpool (16:30)

8 January
Wigan v Man Utd (20:15)

In the other all top-flight ties, Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur host Everton and Burnley respectively, while Wolverhampton Wanderers visit Brentford less than two weeks after the sides meet in the Premier League in west London.

Holders Manchester City start their FA Cup campaign at home to Huddersfield Town, while Newcastle United face a mouthwatering north-east derby at Sunderland, their first meeting since a 1-1 draw in March 2016.

Other dates to note

After the FA Cup third round, the first legs of the EFL Cup semi-finals are due to be played the week commencing 8 January. 

The quarter-finals of the EFL Cup are Everton v Fulham, Port Vale v Middlesbrough, Chelsea v Newcastle, and Liverpool v West Ham, due to be played on the 19 and 20 December.

PL matches either side of FA Cup and EFL Cup

30 December
Luton v Chelsea
Aston Villa v Burnley
Crystal Palace v Brentford
Man City v Sheff Utd
Wolves v Everton
Nott'm Forest v Man Utd

31 December
Fulham v Arsenal
Spurs v Bournemouth

1 January
Liverpool v Newcastle

2 January
West Ham v Brighton

6/7 January
FA Cup third round

Week of 8 January
EFL Cup semi-finals

13 January
Chelsea v Fulham
Newcastle v Man City

14 January
Everton v Aston Villa
Man Utd v Spurs

15 January
Burnley v Luton

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