7:15pm: FA Cup fourth round draw

  • Premier League big guns Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United all in the hat.
  • Eastleigh only non-league side remaining in the competition after draw with Bolton Wanderers.
  • Oxford United learn fate after knocking out Premier League Swansea City.
  • Ties to be played between 29 January and 1 February.
FA Cup 2015-16
Plenty of Premier League big guns remain in contention to claim this year's FA Cup. Getty Images

Well, not exactly a draw to capture the imagination but nevertheless that is the fourth round draw for the FA Cup. The standout ties? Chelsea are the reward for either Northampton or MK Dons while Manchester United will travel to Derby County. Wycombe Wanderers will face Manchester city if they can overcome Aston Villa and holders Arsenal will host Burnley.

We will have all the news regarding the draw including a full run down of the fixtures coming up, but for now this is time to draw an end to this live blog. Thank you for all joining me and goodbye.


Northampton Town or Milton Keynes Dons v Chelsea


Bury or Bradford City v Hull City


Colchester United v Tottenham Hotspur or Leicester City


Ipswich Town or Portsmouth v AFC Bournemouth


Oxford United v Newport County or Blackburn Rovers


Crystal Palace v Stoke City


Carlisle United or Yeovil Town v Everton


Nottingham Forest v Watford


Shrewsbury Town v Sheffield Wednesday


Wycombe Wanderers or Aston Villa v Manchester City


Exeter City or Liverpool v West Ham United


Derby County v Manchester United


Arsenal v Burnley


Eastleigh or Bolton Wanderers v Leeds United


West Bromwich Albion or Bristol City v Peterborough United


Quick run through some of the most important numbers in the draw. Sixteen ties to be drawn by Matt Baker and Ian Wright. Here we go.


Mark Chapman and Ian Wright are now on The One Show sofa ahead of the draw so that is surely the precursor to the fourth round draw. It was just easier when they did it after the last game on a Sunday, no?


We are apparently only five minutes away from the draw so let's pick out some of the highlights from the third round weekend. We have to start with Oxford United, who ousted Swansea City from the competition, while there were credible results for the likes of Wycombe, who drew with Aston Villa and Exeter who held Liverpool. Shrewsbury knocked out Cardiff and Walsall saw off Brentford. There was also Eastleigh, who were just seconds away from beating Bolton before Darren Pratley's stoppage time leveller.


Having said that, the programme is now marking the passing of David Bowie, who today it was announced has died aged 69. I take it all back.


The One Show has to be the most depressing show on UK television and it says plenty about how low the FA Cup has sunk that the fourth round draw has to share the airwaves with a show which combines the mediocrity of Countryfile and metronomic bordom caused by the Antiques Roadshow. Ugly all around.


Back to the FA Cup draw. There are 32 balls in the hat for this craw but with 11 replays still to be played we really won't get a true idea of how the draw will look for another week or so. If you want to know what number your team is, look no further...

1 Watford
2 West Bromwich Albion or Bristol City
3 West Ham United
4 Derby County
5 Exeter City or Liverpool
6 Tottenham Hotspur or Leicester City
7 Colchester United
8 Peterborough United
9 Northampton Town or Milton Keynes Dons
10 Arsenal
11 Newport County or Blackburn Rovers
12 Ipswich Town or Portsmouth
13 AFC Bournemouth
14 Wycombe Wanderers or Aston Villa
15 Sheffield Wednesday
16 Oxford United
17 Walsall
18 Bury or Bradford City
19 Manchester United
20 Everton
21 Crystal Palace
22 Eastleigh or Bolton Wanderers
23 Nottingham Forest
24 Carlisle United or Yeovil Town
25 Chelsea
26 Stoke City
27 Leeds United
28 Shrewsbury Town
29 Huddersfield Town or Reading
30 Burnley
31 Manchester City
32 Hull City


Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 12 months you won't be surprised to hear that Lionel Messi has been named the world footballer of the year for a fifth time in Zurich. Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar trailed him in the voting.


Naturally, the FA Cup is taking place on BBC One's The One Show, very adapt for how seriously many teams took the third round of the competition. The draw is around 25 minutes or so away so between then and now we will build up to the big moment including recapping on some of the standout moments from the weekend.