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FA Cup third round draw: Norwich City handed Chelsea test, Luton Town travel to Newcastle United

Norwich City will host Chelsea in early January. Credit: PA

Norwich City have been handed a lucrative tie against reigning Premier League champions Chelsea in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Blues will visit Carrow Road on the weekend of 6-7 January.

It will be the first time the sides have met since Chelsea beat the Canaries 2-1 in the Premier League back in March 2016.

Diego Costa scored the winner the last time the two sides met. Credit: PA

Reacting to the draw, Head Coach Daniel conceded that it will be a tough challenge for his side, but one that the whole club should relish.

"We are happy to have such an interesting game for our fans. And we have got the feeling we deserve it because of our brilliant performances in the Carabao Cup," Farke said.

"We will try to go on with our Cup form and get the best result we can get in this game."

Elsewhere, League Two leaders Luton Town will also face Premier League opposition after they were drawn away to Newcastle United.

The Hatters thrashed fellow North East side Gateshead 5-0 in round two, but are sure to face a much sterner test against Rafael Benítez's men.

Luton Town fans can look forward to a day out at St James' Park. Credit: PA

A trip to Villa Park to take on Aston Villa is the reward for Peterborough United if they can see off non-league Woking in their replay next week, while Stevenage will host Reading.

MK Dons will make the short trip to QPR, and there's an all Championship tie as Ipswich Town welcome Sheffield United to Portman Road.

FA Cup third round draw (ties to be played 6-7 January)

  • Ipswich Town v Sheffield United
  • Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough United
  • Queens Park Rangers v MK Dons
  • Stevenage v Reading
  • Newcastle United v Luton Town
  • Norwich City v Chelsea