Everton are on the cusp of making their first cup semi-finals since their 2009 F.A. Cup run. That run ended in a defeat in the finals against Chelsea, but the Toffees will no doubt have a different future in mind. In their way is Championship side Middlesbrough FC. Boro currently sit second in the Championship table at look like a legitimate contender for promotion at this stage in the season. The Toffees would do well not to underestimate this side, especially with a full week to recover before they take on Crystal Palace.
Everton will also have to refocus on the heels of a difficult draw away at Bournemouth. Everton gave up a crushing last second goal that allowed the Cherries to steal two points, but Roberto Martinez and his men will have to put that match out of their minds and focus on Boro. Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley have been firing on all cylinders, so expect at least one of the young attackers to start.
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How to Watch and Listen
Match Date and Time: Tuesday, December 1st at 19:45 BST / 2:45 pm EST
Stadium: Riverside Stadium
Match Forecast: 11° C / 53° F; 90% chance of rain
TV: Sky Sports 5/HD, SKY GO Extra, Sky Go UK, NOW TV UK, Sky Sports 1/HD UK / beIN SPORTS CONNECT - U.S.A.
TV Info From: Live Soccer TV
Everton starting XI - Joel, Galloway, Funes Mori, Stones, Coleman, Barry, Osman (c), Cleverley, Barkley, Deulofeu, Lukaku.
Everton subs - Howard, Baines, Gibson, Kone, Mirallas, Lennon, Naismith.
Middlesbrough starting XI - Mejias, Nsue, Ayala, Gibson, Amorebieta, Stuani, Leadbitter, Clayton, de Pena, Downing, Kike
Middlesbrough subs - Agazzi, Friend, Stephens, Adomah, Forshaw, Nugent, Zuculin