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
4. Stoke City or Brighton & Hove Albion
5. Norwich City or Bristol Rovers
6. West Ham United or Bristol City
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
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
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.