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When is the FA Cup draw? Start time, TV channel, ball numbers and prize money as quarter-final ties are decided



The Premier League pauses for another break this weekend as the FA Cup once more takes centre stage.

With a number of the top flight sides having fallen already, this season presents perhaps the best chance for years for those lower down the leagues. 



To make their mark on the competition as the likes of Newport, AFC Wimbledon and Doncaster eye up spots in the last eight.

Here is everything you need to know about the draw for the quarter-finals.

When is it?

The draw will take place following the conclusion of Chelsea vs Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Monday, February 18.

How to follow

The draw will be shown live on BBC One, though you will be able to follow it via NewGersy Sport’s dedicated live blog

What are the fifth round ties?


Bristol CityvsWolverhampton Wanderers
AFC WimbledonvsMillwall
Doncaster RoversvsCrystal Palace
Newport CountyvsManchester City
ChelseavsManchester United
Swansea CityvsBrentford
Queens Park RangersvsWatford
Brighton & Hove AlbionvsDerby County


Ball numbers


1Bristol City or Wolverhapton Wanderers
2AFC Wimbledon or Millwall
3Doncaster Rovers or Crystal Palace
4Newport County or Manchester City
5Chelsea or Manchester United
6Swansea City or Brentford
7Queens Park Rangers or Watford
8Brighton & Hove Ablion or Derby County


Prize money

With the prize fund for the competition having been doubled at the start of the season, clubs to reach the quarter finals will be awarded £720,000.

Source: Evening Standard

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