The pairing comes, coincidentally, on the same day that Everton secured the acquisition of defender Mason Holgate from the Tykes in a deal believed to be worth around Ł1m.
It will also see former Barnsley man John Stones return to Oakwell three and a half years after he signed for the Blues as David Moyes's last piece of transfer business before leaving the club.
Update: The tie will be played at Oakwell on Wednesday, 26 August and broadcast live on Sky Sports; kick off at 7:45pm.
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1 Posted 13/08/2015 at 22:51:52
3 Posted 13/08/2015 at 23:01:41
5 Posted 13/08/2015 at 23:09:32
6 Posted 13/08/2015 at 23:16:00
7 Posted 13/08/2015 at 23:20:51
8 Posted 13/08/2015 at 23:20:55
9 Posted 13/08/2015 at 23:39:47
10 Posted 13/08/2015 at 23:48:36
11 Posted 14/08/2015 at 00:14:28
So excited about this game, I predict Everton 1-0, heavily deflected goal by Barry.
12 Posted 14/08/2015 at 00:50:35
13 Posted 14/08/2015 at 00:55:34
Barry OR McCarthy OR Besic.
Subject to change signing anyone else... I would like to see the youngsters getting a run out against them. Especially that back four.
14 Posted 14/08/2015 at 01:07:28
I'm sure, as John (#6) says, Roberto will give the Capital One Cup more respect this season and send out a strong team in every round. We can't afford to send out a second string and risk another early exit from the competition.
We mustn't repeat past mistakes and I agree the team you suggest Colin #3 would probably get beaten by Barnsley. Best team every game this season, Roberto, please.
15 Posted 14/08/2015 at 01:25:06
16 Posted 14/08/2015 at 07:24:19
17 Posted 14/08/2015 at 07:42:36
He has his favourites but then he just seems to fill the gaps with whoever.
Mix the side up, play a few youngsters but the majority first team players.
18 Posted 14/08/2015 at 07:47:54
If we must play young players, give Browning and McAleny some game time during the game. They are regulars in a match day squad so it isn't that much of a gamble.
19 Posted 14/08/2015 at 09:28:51
20 Posted 14/08/2015 at 09:31:05
21 Posted 14/08/2015 at 09:59:42
I'm sick of our low level ambitions and hearing "Let's have a good cup run" ... Let's bloody well WIN one!!!
There's nothing good about losing a quarter-final or a semi-final. Shove the hard luck tales and shed this losers' mentality and let's win something.
22 Posted 14/08/2015 at 10:13:57
Martinez has to give our superb travelling fans something to shout about, there's not been much to cheer in away cup ties since we beat Sunderland on that mesmeric night in the FA Quarterfinal?
23 Posted 14/08/2015 at 10:14:59
25 Posted 14/08/2015 at 11:47:34
Ledson is not the type to hide and showed in that Europa League game that he can organize and boss people around. I would like to see both start but in front of a back three of Browning, Stones and Galloway which would allow an extra attacking player and enable a front two of Lukaku and McAleny. So my team would be:-
Browning, Stones, Galloway;
Deulofeu, Barkley, Mirallas;
26 Posted 14/08/2015 at 11:50:30
Anyone remember David Currie, a latter day Mirallas?
28 Posted 14/08/2015 at 12:24:39
With no midweek Europa League games I'd give this cup the full effort, put a full team out each time, try at all costs to win it, who knows, a couple of wins may breed confidence for the difficult league campaign ahead, especially until November.
Going out to a lower league club in this competition would not be good for morale, for both players and fans. How many games is there until Wembley? Just 6 or 7. Plus a European spot if we win it regardless of our league position.
I feel the same for the FA Cup. It's our only chances of silverware, worse teams have won these competitions than the squad we currently have. No foot off the gas or laid back approach. Go for it, full blast. If we lose we lose, but i'd rather go out giving it everything and our best shot than taking gambles.
A trophy is a trophy and from i'm sitting, we've only got 2 to aim for this year.
29 Posted 14/08/2015 at 12:46:56
By all means rotate the squad a little but lets keep the outfield changes down to say 4 max. GK and outfield starts for the likes of McAleny, Oviedo, Besic, Browning. Wholesale changes will just mean we likley get knocked out at the first hurdle, again.
30 Posted 14/08/2015 at 14:23:56
Put out our strongest team possible, winning games breeds confidence and that is something this club needs badly after last season.
32 Posted 14/08/2015 at 15:08:00
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