Without a question, this is the biggest game of the season for everyone involved with Everton. A win keeps their hope of European football alive. For Roberto Martinez, a win may allow him to keep his job until the end of the season. And a win gets the club one step closer to a trophy; something they have lacked since 1995.
Some of the Toffees more outstanding talents have clamored for "big time football" in the past. Well, this is their chance. The likes of John Stones and Romelu Lukaku need to prove them selves under the bright lights and against top notch talent if they wish to make the big money moves that have been rumored. This fixture against Manchester United gives them both.
Everton supporters won't be expecting much here. Martinez is a lame duck coach regardless of the outcome here. The players heads don't seem to be in the right place any longer. And United are on a bit of a roll, having won five of their last six times out.
Collective fingers are crossed that there is something in the stars for Everton here, but let's just not be embarrassed 4-0 again on an international scale. Thanks!
Date and Time: Saturday, April 23, 2016 @ 17:00 BST, 12 p.m. EST
Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Weather: 50°F/11°C, partly cloudy, 10% chance of precipitation, 14 mph winds
How to Watch/Listen
Radio: Sirius XM (Channel 85), Everton Match Centre
TV: Fox Sports 2 - United States
Live stream: Fox Soccer 2GO, Fox Sports GO, MUTV Online
Starting XI - Joel, Baines, Gibson, Stones, Jagielka, Lukaku, Lennon, Cleverley, McCarthy, Besic, Barkley
Bench - Howard, Hibbert, Oviedo, Mirallas, Deulofeu, Osman, Pennington
Starting XI - De Gea, Fosu-Mensah, Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Carrick, Fellaini, Lingard, Rooney, Martial, Rashford
Bench - Romero, Darmian, Valencia, Ander Herrera, Mata, Schneiderlin, Memphis