Everton have been looking to get back on the right track for quite a while now, and maybe a switch of competition from the Premier League to the FA Cup will help them do just that.
Roberto Martinez won the cup just two seasons ago with Wigan Athletic (and took down Everton on the way), and with his team's current form in the league he will surely be looking to make it to the later rounds of the competition again. As reported yesterday a win brings a matchup with either Bristol City or Doncaster Rovers, both League 1 sides.
A bit (more) of bad luck saw Everton draw West Ham United for the third round. The Blues took down the Hammers 2-1 in a league fixture in November, with goals from Romelu Lukaku and Leon Osman.
How to watch, listen, and stream
Date and Time: January 6, 2015. 19:45 GMT, 2:45pm EST
Stadium: Goodison Park, Liverpool.
TV: BT Sport 1, Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Soccer 2 Go
Info via Livesoccertv.com
Here is the team info for the match:
Everton XI: Robles, Jagielka, Coleman, Oviedo, Distin, Naismith, Mirallas, Besic, Barkley, Barry, Lukaku
Everton subs: Griffiths, Eto'o, McGeady, Kone, Stones, Browning, Garbutt
West Ham XI: Adrian, Reid, Cresswell, Nolan (c), Jarvis, Downing, Noble, Jenkinson, Collins, Amalfitano, Valencia
West Ham subs: Jaaskelainen, Tomkins, Vaz Te, O'Brien, Demel, Poyet, Cole