When is the FA Cup fourth round draw?

The FA Cup fourth-round draw will be made this weekend  (PA)
The FA Cup fourth-round draw will be made this weekend (PA)

After the magic of FA Cup third-round weekend, the matches to take place in the fourth round proper will be decided as the lower-league teams remaining get another shot at drawing a Premier League giant.

There will be 32 balls in the hat as English football’s most prestigious cup competition intensifies, with the road to Wembley heating up.

Manchester City are the defending champions after beating cross-town rivals Manchester United in a historic derby final at Wembley last June and will have hoped to avoid a Huddersfield Town-shaped banana skin in the third round. Huge clashes such as Arsenal vs Liverpool and Sunderland vs Newcastle peppered the third-round slate, so what will the last 32 bring?

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the draw.

When is the FA Cup fourth round draw?

The draw for the fourth round proper of the 2023/24 FA Cup will be held at about 7.50pm GMT on Monday 8 January. The proceedings will be conducted in advance of the third-round tie between Wigan and Manchester United, which kicks off at 8.15pm.

How can I watch it?

Viewers in the United Kingdom will be able to watch the draw live on ITV1 during the build-up to live coverage of the Wigan vs Manchester United match on Monday evening. Coverage starts at 7.30pm GMT, with the draw expected to begin about 20 minutes into the show. Registered users will be able to stream via ITVX.

You can also listen to live coverage of the draw on talkSPORT from 7:50pm.

What are the ball numbers?

The winners of the 32 third-round ties will go into the hat for Monday’s draw. Below are the ball numbers:

1. Luton Town or Bolton Wanderers

2. Shrewsbury Town or Wrexham

3. Arsenal or Liverpool

4. Stoke City or Brighton & Hove Albion

5. Norwich City or Bristol Rovers

6. West Ham United or Bristol City

7. Tottenham Hotspur

8. Fulham

9. West Bromwich Albion or Aldershot Town

10. Southampton or Walsall

11. AFC Wimbledon or Ipswich Town

12. Peterborough United or Leeds United

13. Millwall or Leicester City

14. Watford or Chesterfield

15. Sunderland or Newcastle United

16. Sheffield Wednesday or Cardiff City

17. Crystal Palace or Everton

18. Middlesbrough or Aston Villa

19. Nottingham Forest or Blackpool

20. Wigan Athletic or Manchester United

21. Manchester City or Huddersfield Town

22. Blackburn Rovers or Cambridge United

23. Gillingham or Sheffield United

24. Swansea City or Morecambe

25. Chelsea or Preston North End

26. Queens Park Rangers or AFC Bournemouth

27. Coventry City or Oxford United

28. Brentford or Wolverhampton Wanderers

29. Plymouth Argyle or Sutton United

30. Maidstone United or Stevenage

31. Newport County or Eastleigh

32. Hull City or Birmingham City

When will the fourth-round matches take place?

The fourth-round matches are set to be played on the weekend of January 27 and 28.