Last time the Blues played against Brentford they lost away in the Premier League during this current drought of just two wins in their last thirteen games in all competitions. The Bees sit four points clear of the Toffees in the table though Thomas Frank’s side have played a game more as well.
Everton have never played against Brentford in the FA Cup, and the only time they played each other in a knockout competition was the 2010 League Cup. That game ended in a 1-1 draw with the Bees knocking out the visiting Blues in a penalty shootout.
The Blues struggled to beat Championship strugglers Hull City yesterday, needing extra time to come from behind and beat the Tigers 3-2 with goals from Demarai Gray, Andre Gomes and a rocket from Andros Townsend.
Everton have won the competition five times in their 142-year history, but their FA Cup triumph over Manchester United in 1995 remains their most recent piece of silverware, a full 27 years ago and one of the reasons why supporters’ groups are organizing a protest against the Board during the Toffees home game with Arsenal tonight.
FA Cup: Full Fourth Round Draw:
Crystal Palace v Hartlepool
Bournemouth v Boreham Wood
Huddersfield v Barnsley
Peterborough v QPR
Cambridge v Luton
Southampton v Coventry
Chelsea v Plymouth
Everton v Brentford
Kidderminster v West Ham
Manchester United or Aston Villa v Middlesbrough
Tottenham v Brighton
Liverpool v Cardiff
Stoke v Wigan
Nottingham Forest or Arsenal v Leicester
Manchester City v Fulham
Wolves v Norwich