FA Cup holders Chelsea drawn away to Southampton

Chelsea will begin the defence of their FA Cup with a tricky third round away tie to play fellow Premier League club Southampton.

Chelsea have struggled for any kind of form since the 2-1 away loss to Shakhtar Donetsk on October 23, with only two wins in the past 11 games. Chelsea have since changed their manager and are yet to win under new interim boss, Rafa Benitez.

Southampton FC on the other hand have gained in confidence recent weeks, with 2 wins and 2 draws in their past 5 games, their best run of games this season.

The rest of the draw is as follows:

Crystal Palace v Stoke City
Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United
Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City
Wigan Athletic v AFC Bournemouth
Fulham v Blackpool
Aston Villa v Ipswich Town
Charlton Athletic v Huddersfield Town
Barrow or Macclesfield Town v Cardiff City
Barnsley v Burnley
Manchester City v Watford
Swansea City v Arsenal
Leicester City v Burton Albion
Millwall v Preston North End
Cheltenham Town or Hereford United v Everton
Derby County v Tranmere Rovers
Crawley Town v Reading
Aldershot Town v Rotherham United or Notts County
Middlesbrough v Harrogate Town or Hastings United
Accrington Stanley or Oxford United v Sheffield United
Southampton v Chelsea
Queens Park Rangers v West Bromwich Albion
Peterborough United v Norwich City
Lincoln City or Mansfield Town v Liverpool
Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland
Nottingham Forest v Oldham Athletic
West Ham United v Manchester United
Hull City v Alfreton Town or Leyton Orient
Blackburn Rovers v Bristol City
Leeds United v Birmingham City
Bury or Southend United v Bradford City or Brentford
Luton Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Sheffield Wednesday v Milton Keynes Dons

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