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Everton to play Rotherham United in Carabao Cup Second Round

Blues enter the League Cup at the end of the month

Chelsea v Everton - Carabao Cup Fourth Round
Everton were knocked out by Chelsea in last year’s competition
Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The Second Round draw for the Carabao Cup is now complete and Everton know their opponents for the first cup competition under Marco Silva.

The Blues will take on Rotherham United. The two sides have only played each other ten time in their history, with Everton winning four and drawing twice. The last time the Toffees played the Millers was also in this competition back in 1992-93, with Everton prevailing 3-1 on aggregate.

Rotherham finished fourth in League One last season and won promotion to the Championship, where they currently sit in 13th place having won one (1-0 at home against Ipswich Town) and lost one (5-1 away at Brentford). They dispatched off Wigan Athletic 3-1 in the first round of the Carabao Cup, with the Latics featuring Everton’s Callum Connolly in their starting XI. Antonee Robinson, also on loan at Wigan did not play.

Everton entered the tournament at the Third Round stage last year, beating Sunderland 3-0 at Goodison Park with a brace from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and a goal from Oumar Niasse as well. They were knocked out in the next round however, falling 2-1 away at Chelsea with Calvert-Lewin grabbing a late goal after the Toffees had fallen behind by two goals.

The League Cup - under all its different auspices such as the EFL Cup, Coca Cola Cup, Worthington Cup, Carling Cup, Capital One Cup, Milk Cup - remains the one trophy that Everton have never won, finishing runners-up twice in 1976-77 and 1983-84.

The last piece of silverware that was displayed at Goodison Park was in 1995, so we can expect Marco Silva to name a full strength side when the Blues hit the pitch on the week of August 27th for this fixture.