FA Cup 3rd Round Draw: Chelsea Get Portsmouth At Home

NEWPORT, WALES - NOVEMBER 12: The FA Cup is seen prior to the FA Cup sponsored by Budweiser First Round match between Newport County AFC and Shrewsbury Town at the Newport Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Newport, Wales. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Chelsea have been handed a relatively kind draw for the third round of the FA Cup, picking up Championship side Portsmouth in a repeat of the 2009/10 final. Pompey were already falling on hard times when Chelsea pipped them to the trophy that season, and now they're sitting in 18th place in the second tier, so it's difficult to imagine the Blues having a problem when the two sides meet up in January.

The draw could have been kinder, of course (Everton ended up with Tamworth and lucky Swindon managed to draw Wigan Athletic) but it also could have been a lot worse - the Manchester teams managed to get drawn against one another in the most compelling third round tie I can remember seeing. That match is at the Etihad Stadium, so I think we can probably rest assured that Manchester United won't be progressing any farther than we will this season.

Full draw after the jump.

Middlesbrough vs. Shrewsbury Town
Manchester City vs. Manchester United
Nottingham Forest vs. Leicester
Dag & Red or Walsall vs. Millwall
Bristol Rovers vs. Aston Villa
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Cheltenham Town
Crawley Town vs. Bristol City
Doncaster Rovers vs. Sutton United or Notts County
Sheffield Wednesday vs. West Ham United
MK Dons vs. Queens Park Rangers
Hull City vs. Ipswich Town
Coventry City vs. Southampton
Brighton and Hove Albion vs. Wrexham
Fulham vs. Charlton Athletic
Birmingham City vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers
Norwich City vs. Burnley
Arsenal vs. Leeds United
Derby County vs. Crystal Palace
Fleetwood or Yeovil Town vs. Blackpool
Swindon Town vs. Wigan Athletic
Barnsley vs. Swansea City
Chelmsford or Macclesfield Town vs. Bolton Wanderers
Newcastle United vs. Blackburn Rovers
Everton vs. Tamworth
Sheffield United vs. Salisbury City or Grimsby Town
Liverpool vs. Southend United or Oldham
Gillingham vs. Stoke City
Chelsea vs. Portsmouth
Watford vs. Bradford City
Peterborough United vs. Sunderland
West Bromwich Albion vs. Cardiff City
Reading vs. Stevenage

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