FOOTBALL : West Ham will host London rivals Arsenal in the third round of the FA Cup in one of three all Premier League fixtures.
West Ham will host London rivals Arsenal in the third round of the FA Cup in one of three all Premier League fixtures.
Gianfranco Zola’s side host the Gunners, who last lifted the trophy in 2005 and have not picked up any silverware since.
The other two top-flight affairs see Aston Villa host Blackburn and Hull travel to Wigan.
Chelsea won the cup last year, under the guidance of interim coach Guus Hiddink, and his successor Carlo Ancelotti begins his attempt to match that feat with a home clash against Watford.
The 2008/09 runners-up Everton, meanwhile, welcome Coca-Cola League One side Carlisle to Goodison Park.
The Toffees’ Merseyside rivals, seven-time winners Liverpool, were drawn against second-tier Reading.
Non-league Kettering could be set for a dream trip to Old Trafford should they manage to negotiate their second round replay with Leeds.