THE ties to be played January 24/25/26 are as follows:
Aston Villa v AFC Bournemouth
Birmingham City v West Brom Albion
Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City
Brighton & HA v Arsenal
Cambridge United v Manchester United
Cardiff City v Reading
Chelsea v Millwall/Bradford City
Derby County v Scunthorpe/Chesterfield
Doncaster/Bristol City v Everton/West Ham
Ipswich/Southampton v Crystal Palace
Liverpool v Bolton Wanderers
Manchester City v Middlesbrough
Preston North End v Sheffield United
Rochdale v Stoke City
Sunderland v Fulham/Wolves
Tottenham/Burnley v Leicester City
• Holders Arsenal, who have won the trophy 26 times, will not find it easy at Hove!
• Cambridge were a non-League team last season and could have a record gate of 9,000 for the visit of 27-time winners Manchester United.
• Birmingham City and WBA met in the 1931 final when the Baggies won 2-1.
• It’s possible that only seven Premiership teams could be at home and six away.
• The biggest fourth round crowds will be at Anfield and the Etihad Stadium.
• The only all-Championship tie features Cardiff v Reading, while the only League One clash will be between Preston and Sheffield United.
• Rochdale have only reached the fifth round twice, in 1990 and 2003.
• The only Premiership side left in the competition that hasn’t reached the final is Swansea, who reached the semi-finals in 1926 and 1964.
• Chelsea have appeared in four of last eight finals.