The FA Youth Cup

Premier League and EFL Championship clubs join FA Youth Cup after third round draw

Tuesday 16 Nov 2021
Last season's winners Aston Villa face a home tie with Leicester City as they begin their defence

The draw for the third round proper of the FA Youth Cup was made on Tuesday morning, with clubs from the Premier League and EFL Championship joining the competition at this stage.

With 32 ties and the competition now staged on a national basis, there are still a number of second round ties to be played over the coming weeks before the third round draw will be finalised.

And clubs will have until Saturday 11 December 2021 to play their ties.

For the 2021-22 competition, players must have been born on or after 1 September 2003 and before 1 September 2006 to be eligible to feature in the FA Youth Cup.


The draw 

1 Plymouth Argyle v Brighton & Hove Albion
2 West Bromwich Albion v Rotherham United
3 Accrington Stanley v Swansea City
4 Queens Park Rangers v Oldham Athletic
5 Rugby Town v Cheltenham Town
6 Cambridge United v Oxford United
7 Manchester United v Scunthorpe United
8 Bromley v Reading
9 Cardiff City v Watford
10 Colchester United v Arsenal
11 Liverpool v Fleetwood Town
12 Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers
13 Nottingham Forest v Bristol City
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Salford City
15 Northampton Town v Charlton Athletic
16 Aston Villa v Leicester City
17 Burnley v Luton Town
18 Sutton United v Preston North End
19 Exeter City v AFC Bournemouth
20 Barnsley v Crystal Palace
21 Everton v Fulham
22 Crewe Alexandra v Hull City
23 Sheffield United v Millwall
24 West Ham United v Newcastle United
25 Middlesbrough v Manchester City
26 Derby County v Peterborough United
27 Blackpool v Huddersfield Town
28 Norwich City v Stoke City
29 Tottenham Hotspur v Ipswich Town
30 Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday
31 Coventry City v Leeds United
32 Chelsea v Leyton Orient

By Competitions department