FA Cup preview: Premier League title chasers enter third round on Sunday

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For the most part, Saturday’s third round FA Cup action was totally lacking in massive upsets as League Two side Rochdale knocking off Championship side Nottingham Forest was the day’s biggest scalping.

On Sunday, the Premier League’s big boys enter the competition as Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal all begin their quests to lift the 134th FA Cup trophy.

[ RELATED: Saturday’s FA Cup roundup ]

A couple matchups stick out as having great potential to be the weekend’s biggest upset: Premier League leaders Chelsea vs. fifth-placed Championship side Watford (11 am ET), and Queens Park Rangers vs. League One side Sheffield United (8 am ET), who already find themselves in the semifinals of the Capital One Cup.

Louis van Gaal will expect his Manchester United side to avoid embarrassment against League One side Yeovil Town (10:30 am ET), while Manchester City host Sheffield Wednesday of the Championship (10 am ET). Arsenal face Hull City (12:30 pm ET) in a rematch of last year’s FA Cup final, while Champions League chasers Southampton host Championship side Ipswich Town (10 am ET).

Sunday, January 4

Dover v Crystal Palace
QPR v Sheffield United
Sunderland v Leeds
Aston Villa v Blackpool
Man City v Sheff Wed
Southampton v Ipswich
Stoke v Wrexham
Yeovil v Man Utd
Chelsea v Watford
Arsenal v Hull

Monday, January 5

Burnley v Tottenham
AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool

Tuesday, January 6

Everton v West Ham