Post by Everton News. on Jan 11, 2021 20:08:18 GMT
EVERTON TO HOST SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY IN FA CUP FOURTH ROUND
Everton will host Sheffield Wednesday in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup - with a home game against Wycombe Wanderers or Tottenham Hotspur the prize for the victors.
The draws for both the fourth and fifth rounds took place on Monday evening to aid with fixture scheduling.
Carlo Ancelotti's Everton earned their place in round four with a 2-1 win over Rotherham United on Saturday, thanks to goals from Cenk Tosun and Abdoulaye Doucoure.
They will now welcome Championship opposition once again for a place in the competition's last 16.
There they would again play at Goodison Park in a first ever competitive meeting with second tier Wycombe or against eight-times winners Spurs.
Sheffield Wednesday booked their fourth round berth with a 2-0 triumph at League Two Exeter City.
Everton famously came from two goals down to beat Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup final of 1966 courtesy of a Mike Trebilcock double and fine match-winning strike from Derek Temple.
The two clubs met as recently as last season, when a brace from Sheffield-born Dominic Calvert-Lewin propelled the Toffees to a 2-0 victory in a Carabao Cup third round meeting at Hillsborough.
Another brace - from James McFadden - guided the Blues to a 3-0 away win in the League Cup third round in 2007, and the last league encounter between the sides was a 1-1 draw at Goodison in May 2000.
The most recent FA Cup tie between Everton and Sheffield Wednesday was another fourth round clash, in 1990. Norman Whiteside struck twice on that occasion as Colin Harvey's Blues moved on to round five.
This season's fourth round fixtures are due to take place over the weekend of 23 January 2021. Should Everton progress, they will host the winners of Wycombe's clash with Tottenham on Wednesday 10 February.
Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Dominic-Calvert Lewin will be available for Sunday’s fourth-round FA Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday – but the Blues will be without Lucas Digne and Alex Iwobi for the Goodison Park clash (8pm GMT).
Niels Nkounkou will also miss the game, along with midfield trio Allan (hamstring), Fabian Delph (hamstring) and Jean Philippe Gbamin (Achilles).
Ancelotti added he expects Digne and Iwobi to be fit to return for Everton’s Premier League match against Leicester City on Wednesday.
Allan is expected to be back in training in 7-10 days and be ready to play two weeks.
Calvert-Lewin – Everton's top scorer with 14 goals from 19 appearances this term – is set to make his First-Team comeback after missing the Blues’ 2-1 Premier League victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out with a hamstring problem.