Sunday, 31 January 2016

Cherries to get another chew on the Toffees

Roberto Martinez may not consider the league away match against AFC Bournemouth as one of his fondest, but for the Cherries snacking on the toffees will be a very sweet reward for beating Pompey in the last round. Today, Everton made their way to the fifth round tie against AFCB by knocking out flood struck Carlisle Utd 0-3 and while the Merseyside club will make it hard for AFCB to progress, there is a certain satisfaction that at least this is a home tie.
It's Everton and we're at home!
AFCB was the second last ball picked out of the draw and it was good to see that Mark Lawrenson finally did something right in picking ball 13. Home advantage will play an important role as Everton will not be able to bring that many fans and should be very much out numbered in terms of fans on the day. Having seen a thrilling 3-3 draw between both sides in November, there will be a lot of excitement for a few goals in the FA Cup clash. The sides are only four points apart in the league and I'm sure Eddie Howe and the team will look forward to this game.

The full draw is shown below, the games will be played 19-22 February 2016:

Chelsea v Manchester City
Reading v West Brom or Peterborough
Watford v Leeds United
Shrewsbury Town v Manchester United
Blackburn v Liverpool or West Ham
Tottenham v Crystal Palace
Arsenal v Hull
Bournemouth v Everton

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