Just as it was 12 months ago the fourth round draw of the FA Cup was a fairly uneventful one as all the big clubs were kept apart and no all-Premier League ties were guaranteed. Mike Norman has the details and latest odds...
Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenahm were the movers in Betfair's FA Cup Winner market after all three clubs were handed home ties against lower league opposition in Monday night's fourth round draw.
The Blues now trade as 5.49/2 favourites to lift the famous old trophy after being drawn to play Championship side, and local rivals, Brentford at Stamford Bridge.
Antonio Conte's men brushed aside League One outfit Peterborough in the third round, and with no European commitments it's likely that the Premier League leaders will be taking the FA Cup very seriously this season.
Tottenham and Man United's recent good form continued as they defeated Championship clubs Aston Villa and Reading respectively over the weekend, and the fourth round draw could hardly have been any kinder.
Maurcio Pochettino's men will host League Two Wycombe at White Hart Lane while Jose Mourinho's side will be at Old Trafford against Championship strugglers Wigan. Following the draw United shortened to 6.411/2 to win the FA Cup, while Spurs came into 8.415/2.
Still trading as second favourites are Manchester City, who are available to back at 6.25/1. The Citizens thrashed West Ham 5-0 away from home on Friday night and are again on their travels in the next round, being drawn away to the winners of the Crystal Palace v Bolton replay.
One of the shocks of the third round came at Anfield where Liverpool were held to a goalless draw with League Two Plymouth. Should the Reds successfully come through the replay at Home Park next week then they will again play in front of their own fans, this time against Wolves. Jurgen Klopp's men are 7.413/2 to lift the FA Cup.
There were no guaranteed all-Premier League ties to come out of the hat but should Southampton beat Norwich in next week's replay then they will host Arsenal in an exciting fourth round match. The Gunners currently trade at 8.07/1 on the Exchange.
FA Cup fourth-round draw in full
(Premier League teams in bold)
Tottenham v Wycombe
Derby v Leicester
Oxford United v Newcastle/Birmingham
AFC Wimbledon/Sutton v Cambridge/Leeds
Plymouth/Liverpool v Wolves
Southampton/Norwich v Arsenal
Lincoln/Ipswich v Brighton
Chelsea v Brentford
Man United v Wigan
Millwall v Watford
Rochdale v Huddersfield
Burnley/Sunderland v Fleetwood/Bristol City
Blackburn v Barnsley/Blackpool
Fulham v Hull
Middlesbrough v Accrington Stanley
Crystal Palace/Bolton v Man City
*Ties to be played weekend commencing Friday 27 January