It’s that time of year when the Premier League big boys enter the FA Cup.
Holders Arsenal – who lifted the cup for a record 14th time in August – will lead the arrival of England’s biggest clubs, alongside the likes of reigning Premier League champions Liverpool and last season’s runners up Chelsea.
They will be joined by the other 17 Premier League sides, as well as all 24 teams from the Championship, meaning some dream ties will be on offer for those minnows still in the tournament.
As ever, 32 ties between 64 teams will be confirmed on Monday.
There are no second round replays this year – in fact this year’s FA Cup has no replays at all – due to the delayed start of the season, so everyone will know by the end of Monday night who they will be facing in early January.
What time is the third round draw?
As usual, the FA Cup third round draw will be shortly after 7pm on Monday.
A total of 65 teams will actually be in the hat, as the draw will be held before the final second round tie between Isthmian League North Division side Canvey Island and Boreham Wood of the National League.
That match kicks off at 7.45pm and will be shown on BT Sport 1.
What channel is the FA Cup draw?
Fans will be able to find the FA Cup draw – hosted by Mark Chapman – on BBC One from 7pm. It will also be available to stream on the BBC iPlayer.
When are third round ties played?
The ties drawn on Monday night will be played over the weekend from Friday January 8-Monday January 11.
TV selections will be announced in December, with coverage split between the BBC and BT Sport.
The fourth round will be played two weeks later, with the final due to be held at Wembley on Saturday May 15 2021.