The tie will take place over the weekend of March 19th. The Blues are scheduled to play Newcastle at home on Thursday March 17th, and a trip to Watford on Sunday March 20th.
Palace are sitting in 11th place in the Premier League table, and the Blues lost 3-1 away to them in December during the lowest points of Rafa Benitez’ time at Everton. The two sides will play each other in the league after that too, with a game scheduled for April 16th at Goodison.
The Toffees entered the competition in the Third Round beating Hull City away, before romping to a win over fellow Premier League side Brentford in the Fourth Round in Frank Lampard’s first game in charge.
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.
Holders Leicester City were knocked out by Nottingham Forest who upset previous holders Arsenal in the round before, Middlesborough knocked out Manchester United on penalties before beating Tottenham this week, while Chelsea survived a Luton Town scare and Southampton comfortably beat West Ham at home. Title rivals Manchester City and Liverpool both recorded comfortable wins and were joined in the quarters by Crystal Palace.
FA Cup: Full Quarter Final Draw:
Crystal Palace vs Everton or Boreham Wood
Nottingham Forest or Huddersfield Town vs Liverpool
Middlesbrough vs Chelsea
Southampton vs Man City