When is the FA cup quarter-final draw? Start time, TV Channel and ball numbers with Manchester City and Newcastle already in the pot with Liverpool, Man United and Chelsea hoping to join

Erling Haaland scored five as Manchester City reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup
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  • The FA Cup quarter-final draw will take place ahead of tonight’s matches
  • The clubs Manchester City and Newcastle have already qualified for the next round
  • Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United are all in action tonight
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The fifth round of the FA Cup concludes tonight, while the last four matches of the round of 16 get underway.

Manchester City reached the quarter-finals with a comprehensive 6-2 thrashing of Luton Town on Tuesday as Newcastle squeezed past Blackburn Rovers on penalties.

Meanwhile, Coventry ended Maidstone’s Cinderella story as they won 5-0 and Bournemouth suffered defeat to Championship side Leicester.

That brings us to tonight’s match, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea among the Premier League sides battling it out for a place in the next round.

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But before the action gets underway tonight, the teams participating in the draw will find out their fate.

Erling Haaland scored five as Manchester City reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup

Martin Dubravka was the hero of the penalty shootout as Newcastle edged past Championship side Blackburn Rovers

Martin Dubravka was the hero of the penalty shootout as Newcastle edged past Championship side Blackburn Rovers

Abdul Fatawu's stunning curling strike was enough to lift Leicester past Bournemouth out of the Premier League

Abdul Fatawu’s stunning curling strike was enough to lift Leicester past Bournemouth out of the Premier League

Mail Sport explains everything you need to know about the FA Cup quarter-final draw.

What time is the quarter-final draw?

The draw for the FA Cup quarter-final takes place tonight, with a number of elite Premier League clubs still in the competition.

The match will take place at 7pm ahead of all four of tonight’s fifth round matches, leaving a number of opponents unsure of who they will face.

Fans can watch the draw during ITV4’s coverage of Chelsea vs Leeds United, with former Arsenal and England goalkeeper David Seaman drawing the teams.

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Mail Sport will also keep you informed of all the latest news about the draw here on the website.

What are the ball numbers?

Ellis Simms scored a hat-trick as Coventry beat Maidstone United 5–0 to book their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals

Ellis Simms scored a hat-trick as Coventry beat Maidstone United 5–0 to book their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals

The ball numbers for the FA Cup quarter-final draw are as follows:

  1. Newcastle United
  2. Chelsea or Leeds United
  3. Leicester city
  4. Liverpool or Southampton
  5. Nottingham Forest or Manchester United
  6. Wolverhampton Wanderers or Brighton & Hove Albion
  7. Coventry city
  8. Manchester city

FA Cup fifth round results and fixtures

  • Coventry City 5-0 Maidstone United
  • Bournemouth 0-1 Leicester City
  • Blackburn Rovers 1 (3) – 1 (4) Newcastle United – Penalties
  • Luton Town 2-6 Manchester City
  • Chelsea vs Leeds United
  • Nottingham Forest-Manchester United
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Liverpool vs Southampton


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