Get ready for the excitement of the 2023/24 FA Cup as the fourth round proper gets underway. Discover the key dates, fixtures, and teams involved, and find out how you can secure your tickets to witness the thrilling action unfold on the pitch.

As the oldest competition in the world, the FA Cup has captivated football enthusiasts since its inception in 1871-2872 (barring interruptions during the World Wars). This prestigious tournament has witnessed some of English football's greatest matches, drawing in millions of eager spectators.

The third round of the 2023/24 FA Cup proved to be a pivotal moment, with the entry of Premier League and Championship clubs. The competition is now well underway as we gear up for the much-anticipated fifth round. While there haven't been any major giant slayings just yet, the recent draw has set the stage for some classic David vs Goliath encounters.

Apart from the thrill of the matches, a substantial prize fund is awarded to the FA Cup winners. The victorious team in the final match will walk away with a staggering £2,000,000, in addition to increasing sums for their triumphs in the previous rounds.

In this blog post, we will provide you with all the essential information you need, including the upcoming round dates, fixtures, participating teams, and most importantly, how you can secure your tickets to be a part of this captivating football spectacle.

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What is the format of the FA Cup?

The FA Cup follows a traditional knockout format, making it one of the most thrilling tournaments in English football. The competition begins with multiple qualifying rounds involving amateur and semi-professional teams from across the country. These rounds serve as a pathway for smaller clubs to progress and potentially face professional teams in the later stages.

Once the preliminary rounds are completed, the competition enters the main draw, where Premier League and Championship teams enter the fray. This is when the tournament truly intensifies as top-tier clubs clash with lower-league and non-league teams, creating the potential for upsets and memorable underdog stories.

The FA Cup progresses through several rounds, with each round consisting of a single fixture. In the event of a draw in a particular round, a replay match is scheduled at the opposing team's stadium, providing another chance for teams to advance.

The tournament culminates in the final match, where the two remaining teams battle it out for the prestigious trophy. The winner of the FA Cup not only earns the title but also secures a spot in the next season's UEFA Europa League.

How many teams are in the 5th round of the FA Cup?

In the upcoming FA Cup Five Round, 16 teams will compete in a quest to reach the pinnacle of the tournament— the final stage, where they hope to lift the coveted silverware.

Here are the teams that are in the 5th round:

  1. Blackburn Rovers or Wrexham
  2. Newcastle United
  3. Chelsea or Aston Villa
  4. Leeds United or Plymouth Argyle
  5. AFC Bournemouth
  6. Leicester City
  7. Liverpool
  8. Watford or Southampton
  9. Bristol City or Nottingham Forest
  10. Manchester United
  11. Wolves
  12. Brighton
  13. Sheffield Wednesday or Coventry
  14. Maidstone United
  15. Luton Town
  16. Manchester City

Does the FA Cup 5th round go to extra time?

If two teams cannot be separated after the regular 90-minute playtime during their FA Cup tie, there are provisions in place to determine a winner. The game will enter an additional 30 minutes of extra time.

If the scores remain level even after this extension, the teams will brace themselves for an intense penalty shootout.

FA Cup 4th round fixtures

Monday 29th January 2024

  • Blackburn Rovers v Wrexham, Ewood Park, kick-off at 7.30 pm

FA Cup 5th round fixtures

  • Blackburn Rovers or Wrexham v Newcastle United
  • Chelsea or Aston Villa v Leeds United or Plymouth Argyle
  • AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City
  • Liverpool v Watford or Southampton
  • Bristol City or Nottingham Forest v Manchester United
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Sheffield Wednesday or Coventry City v Maidstone United
  • Luton Town v Manchester City

How to get tickets to FA Cup 5th round fixtures

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With matchday hospitality, you can enjoy the thrill of the game from the best seats in the house, giving you unparalleled views of your favourite team in their FA Cup journey.

But that's not all! Indulge in a range of luxurious perks, including VIP lounge access to immerse yourself in the pre and post-match atmosphere, savour delectable food, revel in complimentary drinks, and much more*.

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What date is the FA Cup 5th round?

The 5th round proper will begin on Wednesday 28th February 2024.

Where is the FA Cup Final in 2024?

London's iconic Wembley Stadium will host the highly anticipated FA Cup Final on Saturday 25th May.

Since 1923, Wembley Stadium - aka the home of English football - has been the prestigious venue for this pinnacle event of the FA Cup competition, where teams battle it out for the illustrious trophy.

The FA Cup Semi-final fixtures, scheduled to take place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April, will also be held at Wembley.

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Who are the favourites to win the FA Cup?

According to odds provided by the Independent Betting, Manchester City, the current holders of the FA Cup, are the frontrunners with a 30.77% chance of winning the tournament.

Having secured a resounding 5-0 victory over Huddersfield Town in the third round and knocking Tottenham Hotspur out of the fourth round, their dominant performance has firmly established them as favourites.

Here are the current outright winner odds for the FA Cup:

  • Manchester City: 33.77%
  • Liverpool: 23.08%
  • Manchester United: 11.11%
  • Newcastle United: 10%
  • Chelsea: 6.67%
  • Brighton: 5.88%
  • Aston Villa: 5.88%
  • Bournemouth: 3.85%
  • Wolves: 3.85%
  • Nottingham Forest: 1.96%
  • Leeds: 1.23%
  • Luton: 0.99%
  • Coventry: 0.66%
  • Blackburn: 0.50%
  • Watford: 0.40%
  • Bristol City: 0.40%
  • Sheffield Wednesday: 0.33%
  • Plymouth Argyle: 0.33%
  • Wrexham AFC: 0.20%
  • Maidstone United FC: 0.04%

Please note that these odds are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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