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Chelsea to Play Southend or Brentford in F.A. Cup Fourth Round

January 06, 2013

Defending champion Chelsea will play at Southend or Brentford in the fourth round of English soccer’s F.A. Cup.

Tottenham will travel to Leeds or Birmingham, while record 11-time winner Manchester United or West Ham will play Fulham or Blackpool.

Swansea or Arsenal, who drew 2-2 today, will meet Brighton. Premier League champion Manchester City is away to Crystal Palace or Stoke.

Seven-time winner Chelsea, which won 5-1 at Southampton in the third round yesterday, beat Liverpool 2-1 in May’s F.A. Cup final to win the competition for a fourth time in six seasons. Liverpool plays at Mansfield later today and the winner will meet Oldham.

Fourth-round draw (with the matches scheduled over the weekend of Jan. 26/27):

 Norwich City             vs   Luton Town
 Oldham                   vs   Mansfield or Liverpool
 Macclesfield Town        vs   Wigan or Bournemouth
 Derby County             vs   Blackburn Rovers
 Hull or Leyton Orient    vs   Barnsley
 Middlesbrough            vs   Aldershot Town
 Millwall                 vs   Aston Villa
 Leeds or Birmingham      vs   Tottenham
 Brighton                 vs   Swansea or Arsenal
 Crystal Palace or Stoke  vs   Manchester City
 West Ham or Man. Utd.    vs   Fulham or Blackpool
 Southend or Brentford    vs   Chelsea
 Reading                  vs   Sheffield Utd
 Huddersfield Town        vs   Leicester City
 QPR or West Brom         vs   Sheffield Weds. or MK Dons
 Bolton or Sunderland     vs   Cheltenham or Everton

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