Chelsea get home draw in FA Cup third round

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Chelsea will begin our quest for FA Cup glory with a game against Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge.

The third-round draw was made this evening, with the Blues paired to play against the Championship side at the Bridge.

Chelsea have won the FA Cup eight times, and the most recent win came in 2018 under Antonio Conte.

The Blues have a good record against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup and have been drawn against Forest in the FA Cup four times in total and have progressed on each occasion. Chelsea won 3-0 in the fourth round in 2007 and 2-0 at the same stage in 2000. In both of those seasons we went on to lift the trophy.

The third round ties take place between 3-6 January.

See the draw in full

Leicester v Wigan

QPR v Swansea

Fulham v Aston Villa

Chelsea v Nottm Forest

Wolves v Man Utd

Charlton v West Brom

Rochdale/Boston v Newcastle

Cardiff v Forest Green/Carlisle

Oxford v Exeter/Hartlepool

Sheff Utd v AFC Fylde

Southampton v Huddersfield

Liverpool v Everton

Bristol City v Shrewsbury

Bournemouth v Luton

Brighton v Sheff Wed

Bristol Rovers/Plymouth v Coventry/Ipswich

Eastleigh/Crewe v Barnsley

Man City v Port Vale

Middlesbrough v Tottenham

Reading v Blackpool

Watford v Tranmere

Preston v Norwich

Millwall v Newport

Crystal Palace v Derby

Solihull Moors/Rotherham v Hull

Brentford v Stoke

Fleetwood v Portsmouth

Arsenal v Leeds

Gillingham v West Ham

Burton v Northampton

Burnley v Peterborough

Birmingham v Blackburn

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