FA Cup – Third Round

FA Cup – Third Round
Arsenal to defend their title?
On August 1, 2020, Arsenal picked up a record 14th FA Cup title after coming from an early goal down to grab a 2-1 win against Chelsea.

64 teams including all 20 Premier League teams involved, all 24 Championship clubs. 7 clubs from Tier three. 9 from tier four. 2 from tier five. 1 from tier 6, and another from tier eight.
20 – Premier League
24 – EFL Championship
9 – League One
7 – League Two
2 – National League
1 – National League North
1 – Division One North West

(3/32) Three of the 32 fixtures are all Premier League match-ups.
Wolves vs Crystal Palace
Aston Villa vs Liverpool
Arsenal vs Newcastle United

(5/32) Five of the 32 fixtures are all Championship match-up
Nottingham Forest vs Cardiff City
Luton Town vs Reading
Norwich City vs Coventry City
Wycombe Wanderers vs Preston North End
Brentford vs Middlesbrough

With Wigan Athletic being the exception in the 2013, the last decade has seen the FA Cup title float between 4 teams; Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United

All four teams are kicking off their campaign at home.
Arsenal host Newcastle United
Chelsea host Morecambe.
Manchester City host Birmingham City
Manchester United host Watford

Level 1
Premier League (level 1, 20 teams)
Level 2
English Football League Championship

Level 3
English Football League One

Level 4
English Football League Two
Level 5
National League

Level 6
running in parallel
National League North
National League South

Level 7
running in parallel
Northern Premier League Premier Division
Southern Football League Central Division
Southern Football League South Division
Isthmian League Premier Division

Level 8
running in parallel
Northern Premier League Division One North
Northern Premier League Division One South
Southern Football League Division One East
Southern Football League Division One West
Isthmian League Division One North
Isthmian League Division One South Central
Isthmian League Division One South East

The wide gaps and the possibility for the biggest upsets.

Chelsea (Premier League) will have home advantage against Morecambe (level-4) . Newly promoted Leeds United (Premier League) faces Crawley Town(level-4) . West Ham (Premier League) are served with Stockport County (level-5).

But Tottenham (Premier League) will be having the best possible matchup; and the widest gap in league levels. Tottenham (Premier League) takes on level-8 (4th-tier non league football) Marine.

Crawley Town vs Leeds United
Chelsea vs Morecambe
Marin vs Tottenham
Stockport County vs West ham United.

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