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Chelsea drawn against Nottingham Forest again in FA Cup Third Round

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Rematch!

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest - FA Cup Third Round Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

For the third season running, Chelsea will face Nottingham Forest in a domestic cup competition as today’s FA Cup third round draw paired the two former European champions against each other once again.

In fact, we had this exact same tie in the third round last season, when Chelsea won 2-0 thanks to a Callum Hudson-Odoi-assisted Alvaro Morata brace. That match also turned out to be Cesc Fabregas’s Stamford Bridge farewell. Chelsea also played forest the season before last, that time winning 5-1 in the Carabao Cup, when Michy Batshuayi scored a hat-trick and Charly Musonda Jr looked to have finally made his senior breakthrough (not quite, as it turned out).

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Despite the teams involved, this game may not be too readily available on television thanks to a Merseyside Derby on tap as well.

The draw in full for the 2019-20 FA Cup Third Round, which will be played the first weekend of January (3-6), is as follows:

Arsenal vs. Leeds United
Birmingham vs. Blackburn
Bournemouth vs. Luton Town
Brentford vs. Stoke City
Brighton vs. Sheffield Wednesday
Bristol City v. Shrewsbury
Bristol Rovers OR Plymouth vs. Coventry OR Ipswich
Burnley vs. Peterborough
Burton Albion vs. Northampton
Cardiff City vs. Forest Green Rovers OR Carlisle
Charlton vs. West Brom
CHELSEA vs. Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace vs. Derby County
Eastleigh OR Crewe vs. Barnsley
Fleetwood Town vs. Portsmouth
Fulham vs. Aston Villa
Gillingham vs. West Ham
Leicester City vs. Wigan
Liverpool vs. Everton
Manchester City vs. Port Vale
Middlesbrough vs. Tottenham
Millwall vs. Newport County
Oxford Utd vs. Exeter City OR Hartlepool
Preston vs. Norwich City
QPR vs. Swansea City
Reading vs. Blackpool
Rochdale OR Boston Utd vs. Newcastle Utd
Sheffield Utd vs. Fylde
Solihull Moors OR Rotherham vs. Hull City
Southampton vs. Huddersfield
Watford vs. Tranmere
Wolves vs. Manchester Utd