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When is the FA Cup quarter-final draw?

The FA Cup has reached the fifth round stage, with only 16 teams left in this year’s competition.

Tonight sees National League South side Maidstone United play Championship Coventry City. The other seven ties will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

Find out when the FA Cup quarter-final draw will take place here.

When is the FA Cup quarter-final draw?

The draw for the FA Cup quarter-final will take place on Wednesday at 19:00 GMT, which is 30 minutes before Chelsea play Leeds United at Stamford Bridge. It will take place live on ITV4, and fans can watch on the ITVX app and website, as well as the FA Cup social media channels.

Seema Jaswal will present the draw and former England goalkeeper David James will pull out the eight balls.

Ball numbers for FA Cup quarter-final draw

  1. Blackburn Rovers or Newcastle United
  2. Chelsea or Leeds United
  3. AFC Bournemouth or Leicester City
  4. Liverpool or Southampton
  5. Nottingham Forest or Manchester United
  6. Wolverhampton Wanderers or Brighton & Hove Albion
  7. Coventry City or Maidstone United
  8. Luton Town or Manchester City

FA Cup quarter-final dates

The four FA Cup quarter-final matches will be played on the weekend of March 16 and 17. There are no replays from this point on in the FA Cup. Matches that are level at full time will go to extra time and then penalties.

Round of 16 matches

As mentioned above, Coventry will host Maidstone on Monday, February 26. On Tuesday, February 27, there are three games, including the holders, Manchester City, who travel to Kenilworth Road to face Luton Town. Pep Guardiola’s side came from behind to beat Luton 2-1 in the Premier League on December 10, 2023.

FA Cup quarter-final draw
Manchester City won last year's edition of the FA Cup – Photo by Icon Sport

The other two games on Tuesday will see Leicester City visit Bournemouth and Blackburn Rovers play Newcastle United at Ewood Park.

On Wednesday, February 28, four ties will be played. Chelsea host an in-form Leeds United, who sit second in the Championship. Carabao Cup winners Liverpool will host Southampton at Anfield. The other two matches are all Premier League affairs, with Manchester United travelling to Nottingham Forest and Wolves hosting Brighton.


Will Murray

Freelance football journalist. Experience writing for When Saturday, Comes, Goalkeeper.com, Elite Scholars and Total Football Analysis. Recently finished an MA in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton. Long-time season ticket holder at the two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.

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