Women’s FA Cup fourth-round draw: Holders Chelsea play Aston Villa, Man Utd and Man City face third-tier sides | Football News

FA Cup holders Chelsea will face rivals from the Women’s Super League (WSL) with Aston Villa in the fourth round of the competition, while Manchester United and Manchester City will face third-tier opponents.

Villa will host Chelsea – who beat Arsenal in the late 2020/21 final earlier this month – in one of three all-WSL contests.

The rest will see Tottenham play against Leicester and Reading go to Brighton.

Manchester United have received an away draw against Southern Premier Division Bridgwater, while Manchester City will travel to Northern Premier Division side Nottingham Forest.

Northern Premier Division teammate Huddersfield will face WSL club Everton.

Arsenal, who have won the Women’s FA Cup 14 times, will host the London City Lionesses.

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes celebrates with the trophy after the Women’s FA Cup final

All fourth round matches will take place on January 30, while the final will be played at Wembley on May 15.

FA Cup women’s fourth round draw

  • Southampton vs Bristol City
  • Newcastle versus Ipswich
  • Plymouth vs Gillingham or Charlton
  • Liverpool vs Lincoln
  • Brighton vs Reading
  • Nottingham Forest-Manchester City
  • Aston Villa-Chelsea
  • Billericay v Coventry
  • Durham versus Blackburn
  • West Brom vs Southampton Women or Exeter
  • Sheffield United vs West Ham
  • Birmingham vs Sunderland
  • Bridgwater vs Manchester United
  • Huddersfield-Everton
  • Tottenham-Leicester
  • Arsenal vs London City Lionesses

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