FA Cup quarter-final draw: TV channel, date and ball numbers for Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham

The FA Cup fifth round takes place this week with all eight ties set to be played over the next few days.

Arsenal are the first team in the hat after the Gunners’ 2-0 victory over 2008 winners Portsmouth on Monday night, but the standout tie sees Chelsea welcome Premier League leaders Liverpool to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Reigning champions Manchester City take on Sheffield Wednesday a day later, while on the same night Leicester City welcome Midlands rivals Birmingham City to the King Power.

The draw for the quarter-finals also takes place this week and below is everything fans need to know ahead of it.

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When is the FA Cup quarter-final draw?

The FA Cup quarter-final draw will take place on Wednesday, March 4 following the conclusion of Manchester City’s match against Sheffield Wednesday.

As long as the game doesn’t go to extra time and penalties, the draw will commence at approximately 9:50pm.

Due to the timing of the draw, Manchester United or Derby County will already know which team awaits them if they advance to the quarter-finals.

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What TV channel is the FA Cup quarter-final draw on?

The draw will be televised on BBC One and BBC iPlayer following City’s clash with Wednesday.

Mark Chapman will host proceedings from Hillsborough, with the draw being conducted by Martin Keown and Chris Waddle.

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What are the ball numbers?

1  Sheffield Wednesday or Manchester City

2  Reading or Sheffield United

3  Chelsea or Liverpool

4  West Bromwich Albion or Newcastle United

5  Leicester City or Birmingham City

6  Derby County or Manchester United

7  Tottenham Hotspur or Norwich City

8  Arsenal