(Sporting Alert) — The following are all the games down on the schedule from the 3rd round of the English FA Cup on Saturday.
The action will start early at Amex Stadium where Newcastle United, starting a new chapter without their star forward Demba Ba, who moved to Chelsea, taking on Brighton.
Action will conclude at Upton Park with home side West Ham United looking for an upset against English Premier League leaders Manchester United.
Other Premier League teams in action in the FA Cup on Saturday are Stoke City, who will take on Crystal Palace, Wigan against Bournemouth, Fulham taking on Blackpool, Tottenham host Coventry, while the struggling Aston Villa will match talents with Ipswich Town.
Elsewhere, Premier League champions Manchester City will entertain Watford and Bolton at home to Sunderland.
In all Premier League clashes, Southampton will look to hand FA Cup defending champions Chelsea another defeat this week, while QPR, who stunned the Blues in the league on Wednesday, will look to continue its brief run again West Brom.
The FA Cup always brings about surprising upsets and the pundits are predicting more this weekend.
English FA Cup 3rd Round Fixtures – Jan. 5
7:30 – Brighton vs. Newcastle
10:00 – Crystal Palace vs. Stoke City
10:00 – Tottenham vs. Coventry
10:00 – Wigan vs. Bournemouth
10:00 – Fulham vs. Blackpool
10:00 – Aston Villa vs. Ipswich Town
10:00 – Charlton Athletic vs. Huddersfield
10:00 – Barnsley vs. Burnley
10:00 – Manchester City vs. Watford
10:00 – Leicester City vs. Burton Albion
10:00 – Millwall vs. Preston NE
10:00 – Derby County vs. Tranmere Rovers
10:00 – Crawley Town vs. Reading
10:00 – Southampton vs. Chelsea
10:00 – QPR vs. West Brom
10:00 – Peterborough United vs. Norwich
10:00 – Bolton vs. Sunderland
10:00 – Nottm Forest vs. Oldham Athletic
10:00 – Hull City vs. Leyton Orient
10:00 – Blackburn vs. Bristol City
10:00 – Leeds vs. Birmingham
10:00 – Luton vs. Wolves
10:00 – Sheffield Wed vs. MK Dons
12:15 – West Ham vs. Manchester United