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Top 5: Potential FA Cup Fourth Round ties
12th January 2016

After a Third Round that saw very few upsets occur, the big-name players in the FA Cup were all in the bag when the draw for the Fourth Round of the competition was made on Monday evening.

Sixteen ties were set up, however at this point there are only five games where the two sides who will play each other have been confirmed.

With ten replays, along with the postponed game between Newport and Blackburn, set to be played out from the start of next week, we’ve picked out the potential ties that we’d like to see in the next round of the competition after the replays are all said and done.

5) Northampton Town vs Chelsea

18 July 2015 - Pre-Season Friendly - Northampton Town v Derby County - Chris Wilder, Manager of Northampton Town - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Chris Wilder and his Northampton side would relish the chance to host the Premier League champions.

On paper, this game will be an easy bye to the next round for Guus Hiddink’s side whether they play Northampton or MK Dons, however with the potential of a money-spinning game on their hands, it’s the Cobblers who would benefit most from making it through to the Fourth Round.

The League Two side have been beset with financial troubles in recent years, mostly in relation to development work on the club’s East Stand, which remains unfinished. A tie against Chelsea could be of great financial benefit to them – even more so if they could secure a replay at Stamford Bridge.


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