FA Cup fourth round draw: Chelsea to face Plymouth and Liverpool take on Cardiff

A host of sides will look to dodge giant-killing upsets in the next round of the games oldest cup competition

Chelsea will welcome Plymouth Argyle to Stamford Bridge while Liverpool will host Cardiff City in the fourth round of the 2021-22 FA Cup, after Sundays draw served up several David versus Goliath clashes for the next stage of footballs most storied knockout competition.

The games were determined shortly ahead of kick-off in Arsenals trip to Nottingham Forest in one of the last games of the third round. Sides across six tiers of the English game will face off in the fourth round, with ties set to be played over the weekend of February 5/6.

Elsewhere, Cambridge United will follow up their giant-killing upset over Newcastle with a clash against Luton Town, while non-league Kidderminster Harriers – the lowest team left in the pot – get the honour of a Premier League visitor in West Ham.

With just three guaranteed all-top-flight ties – Tottenham, Everton and Wolves will face off with Brighton, Brentford and Norwich respectively – the last 32 is ripe for several upsets.

While several lower-league sides will hope to use their ties against each other to book a last-16 spot, others must meet top-drawer opposition, such as Hartlepool, who travel to Crystal Palace, and Middlesbrough, who will meet the winner of Manchester United and Aston Villas game on Monday.

Holders Leicester City could fulfil a fourth all-Premier League tie if Arsenal beat Nottingham Forest, while Manchester City will host Championship heavyweights Fulham.

Date

Fixture

February 5/6

Crystal Palace v Hartlepool United

February 5/6

Bournemouth v Boreham Wood

February 5/6

Huddersfield Town v Barnsley

February 5/6

Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers

February 5/6

Cambridge United v Luton Town

February 5/6

Southampton v Coventry City

February 5/6

Chelsea v Plymouth Argyle

February 5/6

Everton v Brentford

February 5/6

Kidderminster Harriers v West Ham United

February 5/6

Manchester United OR Aston Villa v Middlesbrough

February 5/6

Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion

February 5/6

Liverpool v Cardiff City

February 5/6

Stoke City v Wigan Athletic

February 5/6

Nottingham Forest OR Arsenal v Leicester City

February 5/6

Manchester City v Fulham

February 5/6

Wolves v Norwich City


Source : goal.com

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