Everton have been drawn against Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup second round, as the club have confirmed.
The game will be played on the week commencing 26th August:
| Up for the @Carabao_Cup!
— Everton (@Everton) August 13, 2019
While there may be the temptation to rest players against lower league opposition, many Everton fans are demanding their club takes the competition seriously – with some even suggesting Marco Silva should put out a full-strength side.
The two teams met last season in the FA Cup, with Everton coming out as 2-1 winners having fielded a strong side, including Gylfi Sigurdsson, Idrissa Gueye and Jordan Pickford, as per Transfermarkt.
Considering how close the game was last time around and the side Everton put out, it is understandable that fans are wary of fielding a far weakened side – especially as the opposition have now gone up a league.
Everton have never won the League Cup, last winning the FA Cup in 1994/95, as per Everton’s official website.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the draw, including posts from demanding Everton fans, can be seen below:
Take it seriously please
— ً (@EvertonFCjosh) August 13, 2019
Lets take it serious this time ey..
— Shaun Davies (@ShaunChiefEFC) August 13, 2019
If we turn up at Lincoln with half a side we’re out. Lincoln are no mugs
— blueboy (@wroberts291) August 14, 2019
Please take this competition serious
— Adam (@adxmEFC) August 13, 2019
Take the game serious
Be switched on
Get an early goal
0-2 to Everton
— kai (@gotheroos29) August 13, 2019
Put a full side out and try and win it then
— Tommy Williams (@TommyWillo97) August 13, 2019
Let’s go for this cup this time? Yeah? Please?
— Joe (@joesworld1878) August 13, 2019
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LETS. TAKE. IT. SERIOUSLY.
— Wayne Evans (@wayne__efc1878) August 14, 2019