i’s guide to the FA Cup 4th round draw – consisting of TV timings, ball numbers and component dates
The fourth and fifth round draws will be carried out back-to-back as soon as most of the weekend’s third round ties have been finished
In some quarters, there have been calls to abandon the FA Cup completely this season in the middle of a packed schedule and more fixture chaos.
Southampton’s game versus Shrewsbury was the very first match of the coming weekend to fall victim to a coronavirus break out, with unpredictability also surrounding Aston Villa’s clash with Liverpool following the closure of Rental property’s training school on Thursday.
That all Premier League tie is now expected to go on, albeit with the hosts fielding a substantially weakened side. Numerous Villa players are presently self-isolating and Dean Smith might contact a number of the club’s under-23 squad to comprise the numbers.
While it remains unclear when all third round dates will have been completed, and whether some teams will be provided a bye into the next round if their opponents are not able to compete, the FA Cup continues apace with the draw for the subsequent rounds offering little let-up.
This season, the uncommon action will be taken to carry out the draws for the FA Cup fourth and 5th rounds together.
Reshmin Chowdhury will be hosting the occasion together with Peter Crouch – a winner in this competition with Liverpool in 2006 – who will pick the names out of the pot.
The draw will be undertaken on Monday 11 January ahead of the third round conference between Stockport County vs West Ham United.
BT Sport 1 are transmitting it as part of their coverage for that match, while you can also enjoy it on the FA Cup Twitter and Facebook channels. Additionally, talkSPORT are airing it on the radio (MW 1053, 1071, 1089, 1107).
The fourth round draw is scheduled for 7.10 pm, prior to the 5th round draw at around 7.25 pm.
The video games will then be shown throughout BBC and BT Sport’s channels. The 4th round is set for the weekend of 23 January and the fifth round in the midweek of 10 February.
Here are all the ball numbers ahead of the 3rd round ties occurring. Ball numbers for the fifth round will be created as soon as the 4th round draw has actually been finished.