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Everton get matched with Bournemouth in fifth round of the FA Cup

Toffees to face Bournemouth away in the cup tie to make the final eight.

Bournemouth welcome Everton
Bournemouth welcome Everton
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The Blues have gotten Bournemouth who was the first team this season to truly show their weakness defensively late in games. After taking a 2-0 lead back in November and even scoring in stoppage-time to lead 3-2 they ended in a 3-3 tie on a 95th minute goal.

Manager Roberto Martinez will likely look to this tie as a chance to end some of those nightmares the team has been facing since that matchup. They have won one league win since that game and have struggled to keep opponents from scoring at will on their defense.

As far as matches go they could have gotten much worse and should view this as a highly possible chance to move on in the competition. That said the last thing they want to do now is be over-confident and have another devastating loss against a team they should be beating with the quality on their side.

The biggest matchup on the schedule has to be Chelsea versus Manchester City. Chelsea has been playing better of late and could easily make a statement by knocking out City in this round.

The Fourth Round will finish with two replay games on February 9th and then the Fifth Round games will take place on the weekend of February 20th-21st. Everton will travel to AFC Bournemouth and kick-off at 3:00 PM local time unless the tie is moved for TV.

FA Cup Fifth Round draw

Chelsea v Manchester City

Reading v West Brom/Peterborough

Watford v Leeds United

Shrewsbury Town v Manchester United

Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool/West Ham United

Tottenham v Crystal Palace

Arsenal v Hull City

Bournemouth v Everton