FA Cup Draws: Tottenham Get Newport County, Chelsea vs Newcastle Potenially

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The FA Cup draw round of 32 was made in full just a little over an hour ago, and it includes two match-ups where both teams are from England’s top flight. Liverpool versus West Bromwich Albion and Southampton-Watford are the two all Premier League draws with Chelsea providing the opportunity for a third, should they dispatch Norwich City in the replay.

The Blues battled Norwich to a goalless draw on Saturday, while their arch-rivals and current title holders Arsenal fell in the third round, ensuring that this tournament will see a new champion.

It was the earliest loss in Arsene Wenger’s history at the club, as he was forced to play a much weaker side, due to a significant amount of injuries.

Elsewhere among the London clubs, Tottenham Hotspur drew Newport County and Crystal Palace could provide a somewhat compelling fixture if they beat Brighton & Hove Albion, and thus advance to take on Middlesbrough.

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FA Cup draws 4th Round (Friday 26th January-Monday 29th January)

Liverpool v West Brom

Peterborough v Fleetwood

Huddersfield v Birmingham

Notts County v Wolves/Swansea

Yeovil v Manchester United

Carlisle v Stevenage/Reading

Cardiff/Mansfield v Manchester City

MK Dons v Coventry

Millwall v Rochdale

Southampton v Watford

Middlesbrough v Brighton/Crystal Palace

Bournemouth v Wigan/Shrewsbury

Hull v Nottingham Forest

Newport County v Spurs

Norwich/Chelsea v Newcastle

Sheffield United v Preston

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The Chelsea vs Norwich replay will take place one week from Wednesday night. The Blues will face Arsenal in the League Cup semi-final leg one of two this Wednesday.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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