The Emirates FA Cup schedule for the 2020-21 season has been confirmed, with the competition due to start on Tuesday 1 September and the Final taking place on Saturday 15 May 2021. The list of accepted clubs and round exemptions has also been released, while the early draws for the extra preliminary and preliminary rounds will be released on Tuesday 18 August. Brentford will enter the competition at the Third Round Proper stage at the start of 2021.

In order to assist in easing pressure on the football schedule, there will be no replays for the 2020/21 season.

The schedule for the 2020-21 season is as follows: