BBC and ITV will broadcast seven games across 4th Round weekend
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English football is back on our screens this weekend with the return of FA Cup action.
The 3rd round of the competition saw its usual share of shocks including non-league Boreham Wood’s victory over AFC Wimbledon and Nottingham Forest’s victory over 14-time winners Arsenal.
Outside of Mikel Arteta’s side, however, the rest of the Premier League big-hitters remain in the competition. 2016 winners Manchester United will kick-off the 4th round action with a Friday night tie against Chris Wilder’s Middlesbrough.
Here’s a full breakdown of the FA Cup action on TV this weekend.
FA Cup Televised Fixtures
- Feb 4 – Man Utd vs Middlesbrough – 8pm – ITV
- Feb 5 – Chelsea vs Plymouth Argyle – 12.30pm – BBC iPlayer / BBC Sport website
- Feb 5 – Kidderminster Harriers vs West Ham Utd – 12.30pm – BBC One
- Feb 5 – Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton & Hove Albion – 8pm – ITV4
- Feb 6 – Liverpool vs Cardiff City – 12pm – ITV
- Feb 6 – Nottingham Forest vs Leicester City – 4pm – BBC One
- Feb 6 – AFC Bournemouth vs Boreham Wood – 6.30pm – ITV4
The 2021/22 Premier League season sees 200 live games split across three broadcasters.
Sky Sports retain the rights to the bulk of those fixtures with 128 live matches. They also own rights to the Carabao Cup and several international matches. Check out the latest Sky deals here.
BT Sport hold the rights to 52 live Premier League games. They also have exclusivity of all UEFA competitions including the Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League. Check out their latest packages here, or get a £25 Monthly Pass.
Amazon’s 20 live Premier League games will return in the 2022/23 season. A handful of 21/22 season games due to take place before New Year are also still to be broadcast. Click here to start your Amazon Prime Video subscription today.
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All FA Cup action this year will be broadcast live on terrestrial TV after ITV bought up the rights from BT Sport last May.
BBC ‘s coverage, meanwhile gets underway with Kidderminster Harriers versus West Ham Utd. Chelsea’s home match with Plymouth Argyle will be played at the same time ad can be found on the iPlayer and BBC Sport website.
Saturday’s action then finishes with an all-Premier League tie between Tottenham and Brighton & Hove Albion.
Sunday starts with Liverpool’s match against Cardiff City. This will be followed by an East Midlands derby between Nottingham Forest and Leicester City.
Lastly, AFC Bournemouth host the lowest-ranked team remaining in the competition, Boreham Wood, on Sunday evening.