Blues handed Leicester cup test at Goodison

Monday 5 December 2016  24 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton will play Leicester City in the Third Round of the FA Cup next month.

The Blues were handed a home tie against the struggling defending Premier League champions in this evening's draw.

Ties will take place on the weekend of 6th January, 2017.  


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Geoff Trenner
1 Posted 05/12/2016 at 19:31:12
At least it is a home tie.
Mick Davies
2 Posted 05/12/2016 at 19:33:19
They get Plymouth or Newport, we get the Champions... there must be a gypsy's curse on Goodison.
James Doran
3 Posted 05/12/2016 at 19:46:22
We could have got a worse draw, to be fair. Bolasie is going to be out for a while then. Does anybody know what Coleman's prognosis is yet?
Jay Wood
4 Posted 05/12/2016 at 19:55:23
Nothing to fear in this draw, if we can get it together.

Bad news about Bolasie. Cruciate knee ligaments. Out for the rest of the season...

Sam Hoare
5 Posted 05/12/2016 at 20:05:44
This season is shaping up nicely...
Brian Williams
6 Posted 05/12/2016 at 20:17:29
We'll win that.
Joe O'Brien
7 Posted 05/12/2016 at 20:51:45
Happy enough with it. Could have been better but also a lot worse. A home tie gives us a huge advantage... we'll take them at Goodison
Mark Rimmer
8 Posted 05/12/2016 at 21:03:08
Good while it lasted.
James Marshall
9 Posted 05/12/2016 at 21:23:19
The way we're playing at the moment, I don't think it matters who the oppo is. We'd be just as hit & miss against Leicester as we would against Plymouth or Newport.
Max Murphy
10 Posted 05/12/2016 at 21:49:36
Another exit from a cup competition gives us an ideal opportunity to concentrate on a top 4 finish.
Shane Corcoran
11 Posted 05/12/2016 at 21:53:52
Mick, we've been so lucky and then so bad this season that I was amazed by the lack of bad luck stories.

Good to see them back.

Damian Wilde
12 Posted 05/12/2016 at 21:59:12
"Another exit from a cup competition gives us an ideal opportunity to concentrate on a top 4 finish."

😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃 Good one.

Ray Roche
13 Posted 05/12/2016 at 22:28:20
We owe those bastards big time from the two games last season.
Liam Reilly
14 Posted 05/12/2016 at 22:34:01
Could've been worse. Could've been Norwich.
Jack Cross
15 Posted 06/12/2016 at 01:04:43
Leicester, won't be a problem. They have bigger fish to fry as they say, in the Champions League.

I think they think they can win it. That Ranieri... so low profile as a major coach, well who knows what he can pull off. And I wouldn't rule it out.

Darren Hind
16 Posted 06/12/2016 at 06:07:16
Leicester are far worthier Champions than the have been given credit for. The have some fantastic players.

They will not go the entire season without getting their act together; I would be very happy for us to knock them out of the cup before they do.

Ian McDowell
17 Posted 06/12/2016 at 07:13:14
Can't complain about a home draw versus another team that are struggling.
Jon Cox
20 Posted 06/12/2016 at 20:30:13
I think the bigger question is,

Would you swap Lukaku for Vardy..?

Ian McDowell
21 Posted 06/12/2016 at 20:34:51
Jon. No I wouldn't swap Lukaku for Vardy.
Mark Andrews
22 Posted 07/12/2016 at 18:17:47
I hope it's not more of the same turgid football that we've been fed this season by Mogadon Ron. What's the plan?
Eric Paul
23 Posted 07/12/2016 at 19:26:10
I'd swap Lukaku for a match ball.
Nathan Cross
24 Posted 07/12/2016 at 21:07:14
Jon, I wouldn't swap him for Vardy, but I would swap him for Okazaki and a bag of Walker's.
Patrick Murphy
26 Posted 08/12/2016 at 16:21:35
At least it hasn't got a stupid kick-off time, the game is to be played on Saturday 7th Jan 2017 with a 3pm Kick-Off. I assume the usual suspects have been chosen for the televised games.

As for Everton in FA Cup games against top-flight opponents in the 3rd round, we haven't got a very good record in the last 25 years or so. Granted we've only played 4 ties against top-flight teams at the third round stage, during that period, West Ham (lost in a replay), Wimbledon (Lost in a replay), Newcastle (beat us at Goodison) and Blackburn Rovers who also won at Goodison.

The last occasion we beat top-flight opponents at the third round stage was way back in 1988 after a marathon tie with Sheffield Wednesday when the Toffees eventually triumphed 5-0 at Hillsborough.

Anthony Hanlon
27 Posted 08/12/2016 at 17:09:56
So Man Utd have been chosen for a live FA Cup tie for the 47th time on the run – spanning amazingly 13 years – and the Red Shite v Plymouth or Newport gets the live TV treatment yet Everton v the Premier League Champions is overlooked despite 6 games being shown live.

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