FA Cup fixtures on TV 2021/22: Watch games live, draw details, dates and more
The FA Cup 2021/22 campaign continues with the third round this week and we round up all the TV fixtures, dates and kick-off times you need to know as well as draw details.
The FA Cup returns in all its splendour this weekend with arguably the most intriguing stage of the competition.
The third round is early enough for a select few non-league sides to still remain in the competition and the first stage where elite Premier League teams are thrown into the hat.
Memorable third-round upsets have taken place for years, and this season provides a fresh slate of potentially enormous shocks.
- Watch FA Cup highlights this weekend
Premier League title hunters Chelsea face National League leaders Chesterfield with 91 places between them in the football pyramid in one of the most magical ties of the round.
A number of games will be shown live on TV in every round and made very accessible for fans across the land.
RadioTimes.com brings you the complete FA Cup fixtures on TV schedule including every game you can watch live in the UK, and we'll keep you updated throughout the whole season.
Which FA Cup games are on TV?
A grand total of 10 games will be shown live on TV and across online streaming platforms this weekend – and all of them will be free-to-air.
Manchester City kick off the round with a trip to face Swindon, while the action wraps up on Monday night with Manchester United's home clash with Aston Villa.
Scroll down to see the full list of games including all the kick-off times and televised matches.
How to watch FA Cup fixtures on TV
Great news for all! BBC and ITV boast joint exclusivity over the FA Cup TV rights from this season until 2024/25, meaning if there's an FA Cup match listed on TV, everyone can watch it (so long as you have a TV licence).
The BBC will show 18 matches this season, while ITV will show more than 20 as domestic football returns to the broadcaster.
Check out the selected games below.
FA Cup fixtures 2021/22
All UK time.
Friday 7th January
Swindon v Man City (8pm) ITV / ITV Hub
Saturday 8th January
Millwall v Crystal Palace (12:45pm) ITV / ITV Hub
Hull v Everton (5:30pm) BBC One / BBC iPlayer
Swansea v Southampton (5:30pm) BBC One Wales / BBC iPlayer
Chelsea v Chesterfield (5:30pm) BBC Red Button / BBC iPlayer
Yeovil v Bournemouth (5:45pm) BBC Red Button / BBC iPlayer
Sunday 9th January
West Ham v Leeds (2pm) ITV / ITV Hub
Cardiff v Preston (2pm) S4C
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal (5:10pm) ITV / ITV Hub
Monday 10th January
Man Utd v Aston Villa (7:55pm) BBC One / BBC iPlayer
When is the FA Cup fourth round draw?
The FA Cup fourth round draw takes place on Sunday 9th January 2022. It will commence after the West Ham v Leeds encounter, which is a 2pm kick-off.
That means you can expect the draw – which will be made by David James and Leah Williamson – to take place at approximately 4:30pm.
The fourth round matches will take place on the weekend of 5th February 2022.
Check out the full list of dates below.
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FA Cup dates 2021/22
- FA Cup first round – weekend of Saturday 6th November 2021
- FA Cup second round – weekend of Saturday 4th December 2021
- FA Cup third round – weekend of Saturday 8th January 2022
- FA Cup fourth round – weekend of Saturday 5th February 2022
- FA Cup fifth round – week of Wednesday 2nd March 2022
- FA Cup quarter-finals – weekend of Saturday 19th March 2022
- FA Cup semi-finals – weekend of Saturday 16th April 2022
- FA Cup final – Saturday 14th May 2022