TV channel, live stream and kick-off times with host of free games on BBC and ITV

TV channel, live stream and kick-off times with host of free games on BBC and ITV

The world’s oldest cup competition has reached the famous stage of the third round.

This season’s FA Cup continues with several exciting ties as Leicester prepare to defend the title they won last May.

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Leicester beat Chelsea 1-0 in the 2021 FA Cup final last May


Leicester beat Chelsea 1-0 in the 2021 FA Cup final last Maycredit: getty

Several third round games are available on free-to-air TV, including matches involving Chelsea, Arsenal and Man Utd.

When is the third round of the FA Cup?

  • This year’s third round matches will take place between Friday, January 7 and Monday, January 10.
  • In all, there are 64 teams and a total of 32 ties.
  • Live matches will be shown on BBC or ITV, with BT Sport no longer having rights to show the competition in the UK.

Full fixtures and TV channels

This year’s coverage will be split between BBC Sport and ITV in the UK.

BT Sport and FA Player are not showing FA Cup matches this season.

Friday, January 7

  • Swindon Town vs Manchester City – 8 PM (ITV1, ITV Hub)

Saturday, January 8

  • Millwall vs Crystal Palace – 12.45 pm (ITV, ITV Hub)
  • Bristol City vs Fulham – 12.30 pm
  • Burnley v Huddersfield Town – 12.30 pm
  • Coventry City v Derby County – 12.30 pm
  • Hartlepool United vs Blackpool – 12.30 pm
  • Mansfield Town vs Middlesbrough – 12.30 pm
  • Barnsley vs Ipswich Town/Barrow – 3 PM
  • Birmingham City v Plymouth Argyll – 3 pm
  • Boreham Wood vs AFC Wimbledon – 3 PM
  • Kidderminster Harriers We Reading – 3 pm
  • Leicester City v Watford – 3 pm
  • Newcastle United vs Cambridge United – 3 PM
  • Peterborough United vs Bristol Rovers – 3 PM
  • Port Vale vs Brentford – 3 pm
  • Queens Park Rangers v Rotherham United – 3 pm
  • West Brom v Brighton – 3 pm
  • Wigan vs Blackburn Rovers – 3 PM
  • Hull City vs Everton – 5.30 pm (BBC One, BBC iPlayer)
  • Swansea City vs Southampton – 5.30pm (BBC One Wales, BBC iPlayer)
  • Chelsea vs Chesterfield – 5.30 pm (BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer)
  • Yeoville Town vs Bournemouth – 5.30pm (BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer)

Sunday, January 9

  • Luton Town vs Harrogate Town – 12.30 pm
  • Cardiff City v Preston – 2 pm (S4C, BBC iPlayer)
  • Charlton v Norwich City – 2 pm
  • Liverpool vs Shrewsbury Town – 2 pm
  • Stoke City vs Leyton Orient – 2 pm
  • Tottenham v Moresembe – 2 pm
  • Wolves v Sheffield United – 2 pm
  • West Ham v Leeds United at 2.15 pm (ITV1, ITV Hub)
  • Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal 5.15pm (ITV1, ITV Hub)

Monday, January 10

  • Man Utd vs Aston Villa – 7.55 pm (BBC One, BBC iPlayer)

Are any games being postponed?

As of 31 December, none of the FA Cup matches scheduled for the following weekend have been cancelled.

But with the outbreak of COVID-19 in many clubs across the country, that could all change in the coming days.

Replays have been eliminated with the current fixture pile at this stage of the competition, so matches that proceed will be decided with extra time and penalties if necessary.


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