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Chelsea discover FA Cup opposition

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Although the match itself is some way off right now, Chelsea have just discovered who their opponents in the 3rd round of the 2015 FA Cup will be Championship side Watford. Which to be honest, comes as a bit of a relief -- we were way down in the draw and I had a horrible feeling that after our great luck in the Champions League draw we were about to be saddled with a trip up to Old Trafford or something.

It's a home draw too, so we don't have to worry about jaunting about the country for the match either. The job is straightforward: beat a team in the upper reaches of the second division (and therefore, perhaps, with attention focused on securing a playoff spot), and do so in front of the home fans. It shouldn't be too difficult.

Then again, it's the FA Cup.

The full draw is as follows:

Arsenal vs. Hull City
Southampton vs. Ipswich
Stoke City vs. Wrexham
Charlton vs. Blackburn
Dover vs. Crystal Palace
AFC Wimbledon vs. Liverpool
Manchester City vs. Sheffield Wednesday
Aldershot Town or Rochedale vs. Nottingham Forest
West Bromwich Albion vs. Gateshead
Blyth Spartans vs. Birmingham
Aston Villa vs. Blackpool
Rotherham vs. Bournemouth
Huddersfield Town vs. Reading
Oxford United or Tranmere vs. Swansea City
Cardiff City vs. Colchester
Bolton Wanderers vs. Wigan Athletic
Sunderland vs. Leeds
Burnley vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Millwall vs. Bradford
Derby vs. Southport
Brentford vs. Brighton
Fulham vs. Wolves
Leicester City vs. Newcastle United
Scunthorpe or Worcester City vs. Chesterfield
Everton vs. West Ham United
Cambridge or Mansfield vs. Bury or Luton
Chelsea vs. Watford
Barnsley or Chester vs. Middlesbrough
Queens Park Rangers vs. Sheffield United
Accrington or Yeovil vs. Manchester United
Preston North End vs. Norwich City
Doncaster Rovers vs. Bristol City