FA Cup draw: When is quarter-final draw? Who could Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal face? TV info

The FA Cup is reaching the business end with the quarter-final draw taking place this evening. Arsenal and Chelsea have already progressed with the likes of Manchester United and Newcastle both in the hat.

Current holders Manchester City will hope to join them when they take on Sheffield Wednesday tonight.

And United will find out their last eight opponents before they play their fifth round opponents Derby on Thursday.

The match sees Wayne Rooney face his old side and he will be determined to cause an unlikely upset.

Chelsea have caused the surprise of the fifth round so far as they comfortably beat Liverpool 2-0 to send them crashing out of the FA Cup last night.

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After the match Frank Lampard hailed Billy Gilmour for his display in central midfield. He said: “I have absolute trust in Billy. I remember when he first came on against Sheffield United and we drew the game, people questioned this kid, but I have no problem with him.

“If he’s small in stature he’s huge in personality, and he’s also huge in talent. When I look at a midfield player I have lots of questions. Do you want to receive the ball in all positions and all moments? Yes, he does. Do you want to make angles and pick the right pass? Yes, he generally does. Will you put your foot in? Yes, he does.

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“He does all the right things, and he’s humble. All his family were here tonight, his nan and grandad were down from Scotland, and what a performance. It wasn’t just as a youngster coming into the team, that’s one level, he performed like a top-class player going up against top-class players. It was a great night for Billy.

“He showed he is absolutely comfortable at this level. I’m the first not to get carried away, but if he can play like he played tonight then he’s comfortable at this level. He can get himself in and around the team. The players know that, they sense good players.

“He has trained with us all year. He moved from Academy to first team building recently, trains with us all the time and started against Liverpool because of how good a player he is. He put in an immaculate performance, a brilliant performance.”


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When is the FA Cup quarter-final draw?

The draw for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup will take place on Wednesday, March 4.

It will follow the conclusion of Sheffield Wednesday vs Manchester City.

Fans can watch the FA Cup draw live on BBC One, with steaming available via the iPlayer.

The draw will start at approximately 9.50pm, however, this could be pushed back if extra-time and penalties are needed in the Sheffield Wednesday vs Man City match.

Mark Chapman will host the proceedings, with Martin Keown and Chris Waddle picking the teams.

FA Cup ball numbers

1 Sheffield Wednesday or Manchester City

2 Sheffield United

3 Chelsea

4 Newcastle United

5 Leicester City or Birmingham City

6 Derby County or Manchester United

7 Tottenham Hotspur or Norwich City

8 Arsenal

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