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After a hectic Christmas period featuring a host of Barclays Premier League matches, it is FA Cup weekend on BT Sport.

Teams from England's top two flights enter the draw at this stage - the third round - giving the footballing minnows the chance to cause a major upset.

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Three non-league sides - Kidderminster Harriers, Macclesfield Town and Grimsby Town - remain in the hat, however BT Sport is focusing on sides at the top of the pyramid this weekend.

The broadcaster is airing the games involving Barclays Premier League title contenders Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United live on BT Sport 1.

Man City get the action underway at 12:45pm on Saturday January 4th, as Manuel Pellegrini takes his team up the A666 to Blackburn Rovers.

The Ewood Park outfit - led by Gary Bowyer - currently sit tenth in the Sky Bet Championship, two points off the play-off places.

They play host to a Man City side which has been in fantastic form in recent weeks, winning 11 out of the last 12 games in all competitions.

City's local rivals Manchester United are also in action on BT Sport this weekend, with the 11-time winners facing Swansea City live at 4:30pm on Sunday January 5th.

David Moyes had led his team to five consecutive Barclays Premier League wins prior to the 2-1 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur on New Year's Day.

But with the Red Devils having lost four league games on home turf already this season, Old Trafford looks nothing like the fortress of years gone by.

So despite Swansea's patchy form - injuries and the rigours of the UEFA Europa League have taken their toll in recent weeks - Michael Laudrup's side will feel they have a chance in this one.

The two-goal performance of record signing Wilfried Bony in Wednesday's 3-2 defeat to Manchester City will surely give his manager cause for optimism.

In the third live game on BT Sport, Jose Mourinho's Chelsea travel to Derby County for a 2:15pm kick-off on Sunday.

Steve McLaren's Rams are flying high in the Sky Bet Championship, having consolidated their play-off position with six wins in a productive December.

The promotion hopefuls may have suffered a 1-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic on New Year's Day, but Derby will still fancy their chances against the Blues in this encounter.

Chelsea have been going well of late, but are anything but free-scoring away from home. An early Derby goal could put Torres and co under pressure.

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