Everton drawn away again in EFL Cup

Wednesday, 25 August, 2021 14comments  |  Jump to last

Everton will be on the road again in the third round of the Carabao Cup after being drawn against Queens Park Rangers.

While QPR overcame Oxford United at home last night, the Blues travelled to Huddersfield and triumphed 2-1 despite playing the final half hour with 10 men after Moise Kean was sent off.

The third round tie at QPR will be played on either the 21st or 22nd of September.

 

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Jerome Shields
1 Posted 25/08/2021 at 23:11:18
Good draw. Maybe Everton might get a bit of a Cup run going.
Lev Vellene
2 Posted 25/08/2021 at 23:31:37
There was some mention about when the last time a non-top tier club won the League Cup. Do our players realize we are ranked as one of those that didn't make it?

I hope Rafa will let us have a go at the so-far unbreakable barrier!

But I expect he'll use the Carabao Cup to have a look at his almost-there's. Ah, well.

Darragh Farrell
3 Posted 26/08/2021 at 00:23:00
Memories of the plastic pitch at Loftus Road. How did we do in general on those? I remember some away teams really struggled.
Karl Masters
4 Posted 26/08/2021 at 00:25:12
Loftus Road is a ground we have come a cropper at many a time in the past even when we had good teams.

Only a handful of victories (4 from 25 ) there against QPR and Fulham when they played there for a while.

I sniff an upset if we don’t pick a strong team!

Brian Wilkinson
5 Posted 26/08/2021 at 01:18:14
I think Raffa will go for a much stronger team for this tie.

3 games in and he has given nearly all the squad a run out, so will have an idea who he sees as his starting 11.

Besides the window will be closed by the time this tie comes around, I would like to think that is what he is thinking.

Alan J Thompson
6 Posted 26/08/2021 at 04:51:14
If we reach the later stages then a full strength side should be played but while we draw lower division teams I think it is a good idea to give "squad" players a run out to improve match fitness in case they are required in the 1st XI.
Frank Sheppard
7 Posted 26/08/2021 at 06:22:43
Got to see this as a good draw, and one we progress from. Good News.
Danny O’Neill
8 Posted 26/08/2021 at 07:25:09
Proper shoe box ground. Decent draw and opportunity to progress if we take it seriously.

And convenient for me! Closest London stadium after Brentford and probably Watford the other way.

Tony Everan
9 Posted 26/08/2021 at 09:11:43
It will be tougher than Huddersfield so we will need to field a stronger team to give us the best chance of progressing.

Also, we will need 11 men on the pitch to do the job, so cool heads required. Opponents will now be seeking an advantage by trying to get a reaction from Kean, he needs to be aware. (Whatever the competition). On Tuesday though for me it was ‘a yellow card and a talking to’ situation.

Looking at some of the other ties we have been given a good opportunity to get a cup run going.

Matthew Williams
10 Posted 26/08/2021 at 09:33:00
A great chance for progression here, memories of their plastic still haunt me but I think we'll scrape through again,could have a fairly decent team shaping up too,am keeping the faith here folks.

Strangely if this tie had been at home then it would be the nap of the round,cos if memory serves me right we always beat them at Goodison 2-0 with one of the goals being an O.G!...onwards Toffees.

COYB

Matthew Williams
11 Posted 26/08/2021 at 09:33:00
A great chance for progression here, memories of their plastic still haunt me but I think we'll scrape through again,could have a fairly decent team shaping up too,am keeping the faith here folks.

Strangely if this tie had been at home then it would be the nap of the round,cos if memory serves me right we always beat them at Goodison 2-0 with one of the goals being an O.G!...onwards Toffees.

COYB

Pat Kelly
12 Posted 26/08/2021 at 10:57:07
Rested players against Huddersfield and barely scraped through. Let's see if he's serious about this Cup against QPR. We won't win the PL so target what we can.
Phil Wood
13 Posted 26/08/2021 at 11:35:48
Hope one of our ex young players Steven Duke McKenna 19 y.o. gets a run out against us.
He has been knocking on the door of the first 11 at QPR this season and coming on from the bench.
Unlucky to be cut a couple of seasons back from us.
Hope he plays and does himself credit but of course not at our expense. Nice to see local lads get on.
John Raftery
14 Posted 26/08/2021 at 16:27:48
Frankly, if any eleven plus substitutes drawn from our expensive squad cannot beat QPR, they should not be anywhere near our first team.

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