The Football Association has released the indicative dates (i.e. they are subject to confirmation) for the qualifying rounds of next season's FA Cup, as follows:
Extra Preliminary Round Saturday 11 August 2018
Preliminary Round Saturday 25 August 2018
First Round Qualifying Saturday 8 September 2018
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 22 September 2018
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 6 October 2018
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 20 October 2018
It is very likely, therefore, that league matches will start on Saturday 4 August, meaning that clubs will be able to get two league games in before the start of the FA Cup.