The FA has disclosed the draw for the Preliminary round of the competiton. There are four games in this round prior to the first round with 8 games and 16 teams.
The preliminary round games are scheduled for the 09th of October, the day after after the last group stage games of the FIFA U17 WWC. I certainly expect some postponements as 14 out of 21 players in the squad would ne eligible to play in those cup games.
The draw is as follows :
Manchester City v Everton
Durham v Liverpool
Arsenal v Millwall
Reading v Chelsea
The remaining 12 teams will enter the competition in the first round.