Between the big Premier League clubs that have progressed and the lower-divisions that have survived to this day – Kidderminster Harriers and Boreham Wood are the two lowest-ranked teams still dancing – the 2022 FA Cup fourth round draw will provide an attractive schedule .
The draw for round 4 will take place before round 3 ends on Sunday. It will happen at 11:50 a.m. ET ahead of the Nottingham Forest vs. Arsenal and the day before Manchester United vs. Aston Villa closes the third round rankings.
The 16 FA Cup fourth round knockout matches will be played over the weekend of February 5-6. Matches that end in a draw after 90 minutes will go straight to extra time and penalties after The Football Association of England cancels replay due to COVID-related fixture congestion.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the draw, including where to watch it and an updated list of the teams and divisions that will be represented. No conditions for the draw: Any team can land any of the other teams, regardless of rank. The server of each match is also randomly drawn.
When will the FA Cup fourth round draw take place?
- Day: Sunday, January 9, 2022
- Time: 11:50 a.m. ET
- Channel: Not available
- Current: ESPN+
In addition to every third qualifying match, ESPN+ will also conduct a draw with the stream scheduled to begin Sunday at 11:50 a.m. ET, just 20 minutes before Nottingham Forest vs. Arsenal and the day before the final. The match of the round was played at Old Trafford. The winners of both of those games will know where they will be playing in February.
The allotted 20 minutes is more than enough time for a tie to result, based on how well they compare to products made for other competitions: Each surviving team is assigned a number and Ball with that number is drawn. It’s as simple as that. There is no untwisting of the hollow balls with the small scrolls opened, a process that can add considerable time to the proceedings.
Which teams have made it through to the fourth round of the FA Cup?
So far, we know 22 out of 32 participants in the fourth round. Here’s how they break down:
- Premier League (first place): 8 clubs
- Champion (second place): 8 clubs
- League One (third place): 3 clubs
- Second prize (fourth place): 1 club (Harrypool United)
- National Federation (fifth place): 1 club (Boreham Wood)
- National League North (sixth place): 1 club (Kidderminster)
Here is the full list of clubs that survived the third round and will be drawn against each other in the fourth round:
|Club||Assignment||Floor||FA Cup title (final)|
|Boreham Wood||National Federation||day 5||–|
|Brentford||Premier League||Day 1||–|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||Premier League||Day 1||–|
|Cambridge United||Prize one||3rd||–|
|Chelsea||Premier League||Day 1||8 (2018)|
|Crystal Palace||Premier League||Day 1||–|
|Everton||Premier League||Day 1||5 (1995)|
|Hartlepool United||Second prize||4th||–|
|The town of Huddersfield||Championship||2nd||1 (1922)|
|Kidderminster Harriers||National League North||6th||–|
|Leicester City||Premier League||Day 1||1 (in 2021)|
|City of Manchester||Premier League||Day 1||6 (2019)|
|Plymouth Argyle||Prize one||3rd||–|
|Southampton||Premier League||Day 1||1 (1976)|
|Wigan Athletic||Prize one||3rd||1 (2013)|
|Town of Luton / Harrogate|
|Stoke / Leyton Orient|
|City of Charlton / Norwich|
|Cardiff City / Preston|
|Werewolf / Sheff. United|
|West Ham / Leeds|
|Tottenham / Morecambe|
|Liverpool / Shrewsbury|
|Note. Forest / Arsenal|
|Man United / Aston Villa|
When are FA Cup fourth round matches scheduled?
Round 4 matches will be scheduled for the weekend of February 5-6, with matches potentially scheduled for Friday (February 4) or Monday (February 7) depending subject to available TV slots.
Every month until the final on May 14 at Wembley Stadium is expected to see at least one round of the FA Cup take place, with the exception of March – when two rounds will be played. (Round 16 and quarterfinals).
- Fourth round: Saturday-Sunday, February 5-6
- Round 16 (fifth round): Wednesday, March 2
- Quarterfinals: Saturday-Sunday, March 19-20
- Semifinal: Saturday, April 16
- Final: Saturday, May 14