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Premier League Clubs Get Easy Draws In FA Cup

The top clubs in the English Premier League has been handed an easy pairing in this season FA Cup.

FA Cup champions,  Chelsea will begin their title defence against  Nottingham Forest.

Chelsea who defeated Manchester United in last season’s final at the Wembley Stadium,  will play at home at the Stamford Bridge.

The draw was held in London with former Chelsea player,  Ruud Gullit tasked with pulling out the home teams while ex-England international Paul Ince drew the away sides.

Nottingham Forest are currently fifth in the Championship and they visited the Bridge last season in the Carabao Cup, with the Blues winning 5-1.

Manchester United will host Reading at the Old Trafford as the FA Cup games begin next year January 4 and 7.

Draw in full:

Bolton v Walsall or Sunderland
Millwall v Hull City
Gillingham v Cardiff
Brentford v Oxford United
Sheffield Wednesday v Luton Town
Manchester United v Reading
Everton v Lincoln City
Tranmere or Southport v Tottenham
Preston North End v Doncaster
Newcastle v Blackburn
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace v Grimsby
Derby County v Southampton
Accrington Stanley v Ipswich Town
Bristol City v Huddersfield
Wrexham or Newport v Leicester
Fulham v Oldham
Shrewsbury v Stoke
Solihull Moors or Blackpool v Arsenal
Manchester City v Rotherham
Bournemouth v Brighton
West Ham United v Birmingham
Woking v Watford
Burnley v Barnsley
QPR v Leeds
Sheffield United v Barnet
Norwich City v Portsmouth
Guiseley or Fleetwood v AFC Wimbledon
West Brom v Wigan
Middlesbrough v Peterborough or Bradford
Wolves v Liverpool
Aston Villa v Swansea

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