Emirates FA Cup 4th/5th round draws: all the ties and dates

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Emirates FA Cup 4th & 5th round draw: as it happened

And that concludes the draw for the fourth and fifth rounds of the Emirates FA Cup 2020/21

Brentford or Leicester v Brighton or Blackpool

Swansea or Nottingham Forest v Cheltenham or Manchester City

Everton or Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe Wanderers or Tottenham Hotspur

Barnsley or Norwich City v Chelsea or Luton Town

Chorley or Wolves v Southampton or Shrewsbury Town or Arsenal

Sheffield United or Plymouth Argyle v Millwall or Bristol City

Manchester United or Liverpool v (Stockport County or West Ham) or Doncaster Rovers

Fulham or Burnley will play Bournemouth or Crawley.

FA Cup 5th Round ties

Right, we're back on to find out the potential ties that lie ahead in the fifth round...

Stand out tie is clearly Man Utd vs Liverpool at Old Trafford. The Reds under Klopp are used to getting early picks with EPL opposition and now have a double-header against their old rivals.

Fulham vs Burnley is another all-Premier League tie while there are a number of the big teams stepping down the dressing room conditions. Favourites Man City travel to Cheltenham while Spurs are off to Wycombe.

Phew! Crouchy wasn't hanging about there after his opening Rod Stewart tribute. Let's have a quick review of those ties before they get going with the 5th round...

Everton to play... Sheffield Wednesday

Brentford vs Leicester City

Stockport or West Ham will face Doncaster Rovers

Chelsea at home to... Luton Town

Sheffield Utd... to play Plymouth Argyle

Fulham out next, and they'll face Burnley

Wycombe Wanderers get Spurs

Brighton next out... Blackpool

Millwall will play Bristol City at the Den

Chorley get Wolves to visit their place

Barnsley vs Norwich City

Southampton or Shrewsbury Town to play Arsenal

Manchester United at home to Liverpool (Crouch apologises to his former team)

Swansea will face Nottingham Forest

Bournemouth next...Crawley Town

Cheltenham are out first and get...Man City

Peter Crouch gets us underway with a comedy pick...

Who's your money on?

There's no doubt that the Premier League big guns are at the top of the betting charts with silverware-addicts Manchester City leading the way as favourites.

Following them you have the likes of Liverpool (a team who swapped focus from this competition to the insignificant domestic, European and World titles in recent years), Chelsea, Manchester United and Spurs.

Current holders Arsenal are having a less than convincing season but maybe Arteta can get them on another run to the final.

Only The Best presenters

Reshmin's presenting talents have been seen all round the world and you'll remember her excellent recent outing at FIFA's prize event.

Chowdhury and Crouch

...your hosts for the evening.

Wednesday miracles

The FA Cup has a habit of making magic and how about this one for the Owls.

Derby days

There are a number of local derbies and old rivalries possibly getting set up in a short while.

In the London area, as is often the case, we have a few options. Could we see the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs, Fulham, Luton or everyone's favourite, Millwall, being paired together? (And West Ham could be added to that list if they beat Stockport later tonight).

Man Utd being drawn against City or Liverpool would clearly be tasty

What about a Steel City clash being Sheffield United and Wednesday?

Not long now till we find out...

Marking your diary

Given the current circumstances surrounding the spread of covid-19 in England, the chances of fans being able to attend the games in person and rather slim. But a TV, comfy chair and well-stocked fridge can help the enjoyment of the matches for many.

The fourth round proper is scheduled for the weekend of Saturday 23 January (just 12 days from now!) and then the fifth round is set for Wednesday 10 February.

For dates of the latter stages check out the piece below:

Chorley chorusing

After knocking out the Rams, Chorley's lads got the bouncy going to Adele's Someone Like You.

"Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead"

Giant killings

Talking of the Red Devils - yes, Crawley Town share a nickname with a certain Manchester club - their win over Premier League side Leeds United will go down in their history...and that of the competition.

Who do you want?

It's not often you get to wish for two clubs in a draw. Maybe a Crawley Town fan can dream of overcoming Liverpool in their own back yard followed by a trip to the Theatre of Dreams.

Which two would make your dreams come true?

Teams, balls and numbers

Here are the numbers associated with the teams that are in the 'hat' for today's draw (Premier League clubs in bold):

1 Plymouth Argyle

2 Southampton or Shrewsbury Town

3 Chorley

4 Tottenham Hotspur

5 Wolverhampton Wanderers

6 Stockport County or West Ham United

7 AFC Bournemouth

8 Manchester United

9 Swansea City

10 Everton

11 Nottingham Forest

12 Arsenal

13 Barnsley

14 Sheffield United

15 Millwall

16 Doncaster Rovers

17 Leicester City

18 Wycombe Wanderers

19 Crawley Town

20 Burnley

21 Bristol City

22 Fulham

23 Liverpool

24 Brentford

25 Manchester City

26 Luton Town

27 Chelsea

28 Sheffield Wednesday

29 Norwich City

30 Blackpool

31 Brighton & Hove Albion

32 Cheltenham Town

The coronavirus effect

In case you were wondering, the reason for the double draw is yet another impact of covid-19, and it will aid with the fixtures being scheduled.

Elite sport continues in England despite increased restrictions in the fight against the pandemic but fingers are crossed that the season can continue relatively unscathed.

Your FA Cup hosts

Tonight will see reshmin Chowdhury keeping tabs on elongated joker - and not a bad pokey filler in his day - Peter Crouch as he conducts the draw.

As soon as they're through the fourth round ties, they will crack on with the fifth round meaning that anyone who has 'or' in Most Used Word Bingo will have a decent chance of scooping the prize.

FA Cup 4th/5th round draw: welcome

Hello and a very warm welcome to our live coverage of the next two rounds of the Emirates FA Cup 2020/21.

That's right! It's a double draw in store for us all, meaning that managers, players and fans will know what awaits them in the 5th round if they can navigate the 4th.

Our build-up starts here...

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