The draw took place this morning as part of the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 and produced the following match-ups:
Oxford United v Manchester City
Manchester United v Colchester United
Aston Villa v Liverpool
Everton v Leicester City
The quarter-finals ties will be played in the week of 16 December 2019. Everton's quarter-final tie against the Foxes will be played on Wednesday 18 December, with a 7:45 pm kick off.
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1 Posted 31/10/2019 at 06:18:48
Man U v Man C
Colchester v Oxford
Liverpool v Everton
Villa v Leicester
2 Posted 31/10/2019 at 08:02:20
3 Posted 31/10/2019 at 08:54:58
5 Posted 31/10/2019 at 08:56:02
6 Posted 31/10/2019 at 08:56:10
7 Posted 31/10/2019 at 08:56:32
8 Posted 31/10/2019 at 09:00:52
9 Posted 31/10/2019 at 09:09:10
10 Posted 31/10/2019 at 09:12:15
At the start of the season, there was a lot of talk about both Everton and Leicester pushing for the top 6 or 4 and man for man there's not much in it.
Leicester have started well but that means nothing in a one-off game. This one is winnable with the squad we have.
11 Posted 31/10/2019 at 09:13:31
But not with the manager.
12 Posted 31/10/2019 at 09:13:45
13 Posted 31/10/2019 at 09:17:36
14 Posted 31/10/2019 at 09:19:40
In all seriousness, and call me miserable if you like, but you really can'y see us winning this trophy.
15 Posted 31/10/2019 at 09:21:52
16 Posted 31/10/2019 at 09:41:02
Won't be the bookies favourites but at least we're still in at the later stages. See no reason why we can't beat Leicester. Very decent team but they've not beaten anyone good this season bar a very out of sorts Spurs.
17 Posted 31/10/2019 at 09:43:04
Leicester are playing well at the moment, with some good attacking players.
Lets hope it brings the best out of our own players and its a good game.
Predicting 3-1 win for us.
18 Posted 31/10/2019 at 09:45:02
19 Posted 31/10/2019 at 09:49:41
20 Posted 31/10/2019 at 09:50:56
21 Posted 31/10/2019 at 09:58:45
I agree we can beat anyone, but we can also lose to anyone!
22 Posted 31/10/2019 at 10:02:46
Whether it will be a lock out on the city of Liverpool v the city of Manchester in the semi finals is more up in the air.
Predictions now are futile as the quarter finals are nearly a full 7 weeks away, during which time a lot can happen.
There's the conundrum of whether the 'bours will be forced to field a weakened time rather than rearrange the tie due to their world club cup commitments.
Then there is our own form and that of Leicester's between now and the game.
As well as looking very good this season, Leicester has good recent form at Goodison. If Leicester maintains their current form, they have a lot of potency in attack and you would expect them to score at least one.
Can Everton play into form by then and get the minimum two goals we would likely need to win?
Projecting optimistically forward, if the results and the draw falls right, there's the prospect of an all-Mersey final.
Should that happen and we actually win the sodding thing it would, I fancy, buy Marco Silva a helluva lot of time.
23 Posted 31/10/2019 at 10:04:52
Historically, we have been okay against Leicester but recent form we have lost 50% of our home games against them, not great.
Hopefully Leicester will play a similar side to the game against Burton, so we should have a better chance.
If you fancy a bet, both teams to score, 83% of the last 6 games at home against Leicester both teams have scored.
24 Posted 31/10/2019 at 10:07:08
James, you're seriously miserable! :-)
25 Posted 31/10/2019 at 10:16:59
Over to you, Silva... if you're still here.
26 Posted 31/10/2019 at 10:28:16
27 Posted 31/10/2019 at 10:29:37
29 Posted 31/10/2019 at 10:52:44
I am hoping that he will suddenly turn it around against the big boys like he did last season and two wins in the last three games gives him a platform. Spurs is a crucial game – win and we are on a bit of a roll, lose and the league performances will look like relegation form whichever way they are viewed.
I look at Tuesday's team and think we have a decent side which can beat most teams if they are determined and motivated. Can Silva motivate them? Klopp managed it last night the way they fought back throughout the game (I didn't watch it as I can't watch them without feeling sick – maybe that's why you feel ill James?) and if Silva can't then he will lose his job. I just don't understand how a team plays so poorly as soon as it sets foot on the pitch – what does he say before they go out and why do they ( presumably) ignore him?
We can beat Spurs and Leicester when it happens, whoever is in charge by then.
30 Posted 31/10/2019 at 10:59:42
If we do not pick up 6 points from the next 3 games then Silva should not be in charge for Matchday 14. To accumulate 13 or 14 points over ⅓ of the season is relegation form bearing in mind what follows in December!
31 Posted 31/10/2019 at 11:05:48
As Jay Wood and Dave Williams point out, there are six weeks before we play this game; if they played on Saturday with both playing their strongest teams I imagine Leicester would be favourites to win. Let's see how we fare in the meantime, surely we will improve and give Leicester a game to remember.
That game versus West Ham, the movement and energy was very good to watch. It must still be in the players' ability to use it again and again, not just when they feel like it, or is it beyond the manager to motivate them every week?
32 Posted 31/10/2019 at 11:19:26
33 Posted 31/10/2019 at 11:28:46
34 Posted 31/10/2019 at 11:30:43
Erm, then came the final and WBA, a team we'd beaten twice that season, 6-2 at their ground and we lost. Hard to take that game... Then the WBA winning goal came up, later on, in a tv advertisement for toothpaste every night for months.
35 Posted 31/10/2019 at 11:37:22
Don't even mention an election.
36 Posted 31/10/2019 at 11:42:25
Lady luck craps on us again!
Hopefully they have an off day and we have a good one, the way we're playing at the moment it's the only way I can see us getting past them, home or away.
37 Posted 31/10/2019 at 11:43:51
Pro: it could have been worse
Con: it could have been a lot better
Pro: we're at home
Con: against the only other top table side that probably cares about winning this
Pro: good chance Leicester City has come back down to earth by then
Con: the best 4 sides left drew the worst 4 sides left
Pro: this will be a great opportunity for our new manager to make his mark
Con: Jamie Vardy vs Michael Keane
38 Posted 31/10/2019 at 11:46:11
Having it at home is an edge but, of course, Everton need to be performing better and the Premier League is so much more important right now given their position in the table.
39 Posted 31/10/2019 at 11:48:51
With a bit of luck, Leicester will have gone off the boil by the time we play them and either we will have improved or we will have a new manager who can motivate a team and will give youngsters, eg Gordon, a chance.
40 Posted 31/10/2019 at 11:50:00
41 Posted 31/10/2019 at 11:50:01
No wonder James is miserable, how on Earth can anyone be happy with the state of 21st Century Everton?
42 Posted 31/10/2019 at 11:50:34
Says it all, doesn't it??
43 Posted 31/10/2019 at 11:50:51
44 Posted 31/10/2019 at 11:53:40
45 Posted 31/10/2019 at 11:55:15
11/8 - 9/5
Bookies must see something in us we don't?
46 Posted 31/10/2019 at 12:04:04
Klippty Klopp really doesn't like us, I have the feeling he would have taken a game like that bit more seriously.
47 Posted 31/10/2019 at 12:31:05
Can anyone else see, due to our upcoming schedule of death, three to four straight defeats, Marco getting the sack, and Everton getting a new manager bounce and advancing by beating Leicester 4-0?
Maybe. Or maybe Marco turns the Titanic around in 7 weeks? Doubt it, but stranger things have happened.
48 Posted 31/10/2019 at 12:31:39
I recall we played Chelsea in the FA Cup Quarterfinal under Martinez in the middle of iffy league form. Crowd was electric.
49 Posted 31/10/2019 at 12:38:01
Tell me, my mate: Do you still believe in the tooth fairy?
(Re: Marco turning the Titanic round in seven weeks!)
50 Posted 31/10/2019 at 12:38:40
It's not too late to turn around our League form and position in the table. But all signs are highly unlikely that will happen.
Most fans will recognize this competition is pretty much our only hope for salvaging anything this season. And it represents the chance at ending the silverware drought.
I'd expect our fans to club baby seals against at Leicester, they'll be so ravenous for a win.
51 Posted 31/10/2019 at 12:39:32
Santa told me she's real.
52 Posted 31/10/2019 at 12:40:07
I'll take that draw all day long.
53 Posted 31/10/2019 at 12:40:30
The reality is, if we restore the kind of form we had in the finish to last season, we could beat anyone, provided corrupt or incompetent officials don't intervene on our opponents' behalf.
People also seem to be obsessed with Leicester, as if they're a major opponent. They're in a run of good form, and we're in a run of bad form. The situation can readily be reversed, which is in the very nature of 'form', since Leicester are simply a midtable mediocre side. They're not too dissimilar to us, but we have better players. We just need to gel, as at the finish of last season.
Of course, gelling was never likely to be easy this season, having lost Zouma and given Gana away, not having signed an experienced striker, and not having signed a centre-half. But it can be done, as evidenced by the West Ham game.
54 Posted 31/10/2019 at 12:42:15
55 Posted 31/10/2019 at 12:52:25
56 Posted 31/10/2019 at 12:52:59
They've assembled a very talented young side led by one the best veteran strikers in the Premier League. More importantly to me, is that Rodgers has got them really playing as a team.
Each of our squad's 7 league fixtures leading up to this quarter-final cup tie are really, really favorable in Leicester's direction. But, as they say, this is why you play the games!
57 Posted 31/10/2019 at 12:54:06
58 Posted 31/10/2019 at 12:58:53
If I could pick out one prevailing, deadly weakness of Everton for the last several decades, it would be the absence of courage and of the focus which courage brings.
59 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:02:04
Rogers has always been a manager that has periods of good and bad form. Just look at his tenures at all of his previous clubs. Let's see if it lasts.
Let's not forget that they have the same issues with lack of personnel in defence as we do, and if injury strikes, then their whole season could be blown apart. It's been 10 games, not 38.
60 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:10:33
In the broader scheme of things, they, like us, are midtable. Their football is quite mediocre, as are their results since their 'freak' title win. I say 'freak' because although hats off to them, they struck lucky with the big clubs playing well below par at the time. Their title-winning 81 points is the number of points achieved as an AVERAGE by Man Utd over the 15 years prior to that title season, which is a measure of how good the top sides are compared with the likes of Leicester.
Not to take anything away from them, but we need to be realistic.
61 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:12:54
All fair points. The galling thing for me when you look at Leicester City, is their style of play compared to ours.
They always have a go, and they're entertaining to watch. Can't say the same about Everton at the moment.
I'm not the proverbial miserable sod. But there's this sapping of hope vibe I can't shake with Everton presently. And watching Leicester play results in envy rearing its ugly head.
62 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:13:17
If they're not still in form come 18 December, I'll eat my phone.
63 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:16:08
And in a semi-final.
64 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:19:21
@ Man U
65 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:20:21
66 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:20:49
67 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:22:28
68 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:22:39
69 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:24:19
70 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:24:56
If Everton makes you miserable, then you stop going / switch them off, and go do something that makes you happy. Life is too short.
71 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:28:27
72 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:30:11
With our away form, I'm glad we got a home draw. And I'd rather play Leicester than Liverpool, Man City or Man Utd.
73 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:32:32
74 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:33:25
Eric @67/Stan @68 believe me, friends, not making any prognostications at all, and every single matchday I'm optimistic we can win. Just presenting the fixtures and how they appear to be in LC's favor given current forms.
75 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:34:56
76 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:36:41
77 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:38:24
78 Posted 31/10/2019 at 13:41:49
Even during HK III season, somehow I would convince myself that the old Howard magic would click at some point with Farrelly, Oster and co.
79 Posted 31/10/2019 at 14:03:45
80 Posted 31/10/2019 at 14:04:03
81 Posted 31/10/2019 at 14:09:01
2-1 defeat, Dave Watson scoring (?). Or Beardsley?
82 Posted 31/10/2019 at 14:16:37
Where we're going, we don't need any roads!
83 Posted 31/10/2019 at 14:27:18
You do need roads to get to Fulham, Nottingham, Brentford, Hull, Luton, Reading, Stoke...
Sorry, couldn't resist it!
84 Posted 31/10/2019 at 14:38:52
I feel he has become irrelevant. It is up to the players to step up and get in a good run of form because at this stage Premier League points and a winning habit are more important than an unlikely winning of the Carabao Cup.
As others have said there is plenty of time for Leicester to go on a bad run too.
85 Posted 31/10/2019 at 14:42:52
86 Posted 31/10/2019 at 14:45:15
It turns out they were fined £200,000 with £100,000 suspended, seems very lenient to me.
87 Posted 31/10/2019 at 14:49:41
Yep it was outrageous in terms of typical punishments. But I assume Carabao would rather keep RS involved and it's not like they played a guy who improved their team. That being said, Klopp's "I couldn't care less about this result/performance" indicates he isn't keen to progress despite not explicitly stating that publicly. So in a way it's poetic justice that their fixture schedule continues to expand against their apparent wishes.
88 Posted 31/10/2019 at 14:57:25
89 Posted 31/10/2019 at 15:13:24
I suspect if you looked deeper into it you would probably find any other side guilty of the same offence would have been excluded from the competition. I know I have been at an amateur level.
90 Posted 31/10/2019 at 15:18:13
I remember on the international scene Mexico were banned for 2 years and missed a World Cup for fielding an ineligible player in an U17 game. Also, Stuttgart had to replay Leeds in the Champions League after fielding an ineligible player.
91 Posted 31/10/2019 at 15:20:13
92 Posted 31/10/2019 at 15:30:35
93 Posted 31/10/2019 at 15:35:23
94 Posted 31/10/2019 at 15:56:00
95 Posted 31/10/2019 at 16:03:29
Whatever happened to ‘ Be sure your sins will find you out'. If Liverpool was a serial killer they would get put on probation for six months.
96 Posted 31/10/2019 at 16:31:32
Dave, absolutely. Also different ruling bodies which probably explains most of it.
97 Posted 31/10/2019 at 17:04:57
You just know though they will accommodate a new date, had it been us we would have been out the round before and banned for two seasons, for playing a player not registered.
They may even switch the final date to ensure our neighbours can take part.
98 Posted 31/10/2019 at 18:48:51
99 Posted 31/10/2019 at 19:18:32
100 Posted 31/10/2019 at 19:35:56
101 Posted 31/10/2019 at 20:20:59
103 Posted 01/11/2019 at 17:04:54
I'm not in a positive mood today.
104 Posted 01/11/2019 at 22:15:54
Its gonna be hell the way the fixture list is between now and early New Year. If the players cant get motivated and show the desire and fight to play in all these games, then why is this so?
This malaise has gone on far too long, and the rocket, they all need to buck up, must start this weekend.
The hype and pressure will ebb and flow each week, but this is reaching a threshold in view of the net cash spent, we are no better than the days of Moyes and performing worse.
Back to Leicester, can we go toe to toe, on paper perhaps but once once park, our team, generally panic, and lose heart, systematically.
But Leicester can be beaten, but Everton will have to try and rekindle the home form of the last two months of last season.
Sadly its as if theyve forgotten and lost all heart from them days.
But at the end of the days 11 v 11 players, hearts, minds and the Goodison crowd.
The Goodison crowd, will be there. will the players?
Now for Spurs, can we stop Harry Kane getting another brace or hat Rick against us?
I hope we put a shift in. That game in 2012, shows what can be done if the players believe.
105 Posted 05/11/2019 at 16:41:15
106 Posted 05/11/2019 at 16:51:23
107 Posted 05/11/2019 at 17:20:54
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