THE FA Cup third round has arrived, just five months after last season's final where Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1.
But what happens if matches are drawn? Will there be a replay to decides who gets to the next round?
Will FA Cup games go to replays or extra-time and penalties?
The FA Cup will not go to replays this season to help fixture congestion caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Replays were first scrapped from the quarter-finals onward in 2016 but we won't see any at all this term. It's likely, however, that replays could return for next season, providing the pandemic isn't still having an impact on the football calendar.
Which FA Cup rounds have replays and which go to extra time?
- Third round – Extra time (Since 2020/21)
- Fourth round – Extra time (Since 2020/21
- Fifth round – Extra time (Since 2018/19)
- Quarter-final – Extra time (Since 2016/17)
- Semi-final – Extra time (Since 1999/00)
- Final – Extra time (Since 1993/94)
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