BREAKING: Chelsea travel to Southampton for FA Cup 3rd Round

Chelsea will now face the Saints at the St.Mary’s Stadium in the FA Cup 3rd round. The fixture will be played either on the 5th or 6th of January.

FA Cup is widely regarded as the most important Cup style tournament in England, above the likes of the Capital One Cup. Chelsea have won it 7 times whereas Southampton FC have won it just once.

Chelsea are the current holders, after beating Liverpool by 2 goals to 1 last year at the Wembley Stadium. Goals from Ramires and Didier Drogba carried the boys in blue to their 4th FA Cup title in 6 years.

Here is the entire draw –

Crystal Palace V Stoke City
Brighton V Newcastle United
Tottenham V Coventry City
Wigan Vs AFC Bournemouth
Barrow/Macclesfield V Cardiff City
Barnsley V Burnley
Manchester City V Watford
Swansea V Arsenal
Leicester City V Burton Albion
Millwall V Preston
Cheltenham/Hereford V Everton
Derby County V Tranmere Rovers
Crawley Town V Reading
Aldershot Town V Rotherham/Notts County
Middlesbrough V Harrogate/Hastings Utd
Accrington/Oxford V Sheffield UTD
Southampton V Chelsea
Peterborough UTD V Norwich City
Lincoln/Mansfield V Liverpool
Bolton V Sunderland
Nottingham Forest V Oldham Athletic
West Ham V Manchester UTD
Hull City V Alfreton Town/Leyton Orient
Blackburn V Briston City
Leeds UTD V Birmingham City
Bury/Southend UTD V Bradford/Brentford
Luton Town B Wolves
Sheffield Wednesday V MK Dons

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Not the easiest of fixtures, but if Chelsea are in form come January, we can expect an easy win. COME ON YOU BLUES !
Sherry Philips (Deputy Editor)

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