FA Cup fifth round draw ball numbers confirmed for Brentford, Chelsea, Tottenham and West Ham



Premier League sides are back in FA Cup action this weekend following a mini break.

Arsenal were the only London club in the Premier League who failed to make it past the third round stage of the competition last month, with the Gunners losing 1-0 to Nottingham Forest.

Chelsea beat Chesterfield, Tottenham survived a scare against Morecambe, West Ham beat Leeds, Brentford saw off Port Vale and Crystal Palace edged past Millwall.

Fulham and QPR are also still in the competition, ensuring London is still heavily represented in the FA Cup.

While none of the clubs will be getting ahead of themselves, a place in the fifth round is of course the goal, and with that comes the excitement of the draw.

ITV will have the bragging rights over the draw this time around and it is set to take place ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Cardiff on Sunday, February 6.

An exact time has not yet been confirmed but coverage of the match begins at 11:15am with kick-off scheduled for 12pm, so the draw will take place in that 45 minute gap.

Ahead of Sunday’s draw, West Ham travel to Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday lunchtime, while Chelsea face Plymouth Argyle at the same time.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Fulham travel to Premier League leaders Manchester City, Peterborough welcome QPR, Everton host Brentford, Crystal Palace entertain Hartlepool and Tottenham host Brighton.

What are the ball numbers?

The ball numbers for the draw have been confirmed this afternoon and are as follows:

1. Crystal Palace or Hartlepool United

2. AFC Bournemouth or Boreham Wood

3. Huddersfield Town or Barnsley

4. Peterborough United or Queens Park Rangers

5. Cambridge United or Luton Town

6. Southampton or Coventry City

7. Chelsea or Plymouth Argyle

8. Everton or Brentford

9. Kidderminster Harriers or West Ham United

10. Manchester United or Middlesbrough

11. Tottenham Hotspur or Brighton & Hove Albion

12. Liverpool or Cardiff City

13. Stoke City or Wigan Athletic

14. Nottingham Forest or Leicester City

15. Manchester City or Fulham

16. Wolverhampton Wanderers or Norwich City

Fifth round ties will be played in the week commencing February 28.





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