Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku will face his former club Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-final clash Getty Images

Everton take on Chelsea in the quarter-final of the 2015/16 FA Cup clash at Goodison Park on 12 March, Saturday.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 5.30pm GMT. Live coverage is on BBC One UK. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Everton come into this fixture after giving away a two-goal lead in the last league tie against West Ham United. The Hammers, who were trailing by two goals in the final quarter of the game, went on to win it 3-2 at Goodison Park in the last league tie, in which Kevin Mirallas was sent off in the first half.

The Merseyside club have struggled under Roberto Martinez this season and the pressure is on the Spaniard to deliver. A victory over the Premier League champions in the FA Cup will be a massive boost for the manager and the club.

Pedro joined Chelsea from Barcelona last summer Getty

Chelsea enter this tie after being eliminated from the Champions League following their 2-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge. The final aggregate score was 4-2 as the Blues had lost the first leg in France with the same result.

The two losses in the Champions League are Guus Hiddink's only defeats since he took charge at Chelsea. The Dutchman will be looking to keep his domestic unbeaten streak intact when the west London club face Everton on Saturday.

What managers say

Roberto Martinez: "It depends what way you want to look at it. If you are pessimistic, you'll say that Chelsea will now be focused on the FA Cup. If you are optimistic, you'll say that they won't now have that feel-good factor after [Wednesday's] result. The reality is that Chelsea are an outstanding team and we know what they have achieved since Guus Hiddink arrived — they are unbeaten in domestic competition."

Guus Hiddink: "Of course, he [John Terry] has not practised a lot in recent weeks and days, but it was intensified in the last two days and, today, I will see if he's had a big reaction to (Thursday's) training. I'd like him to travel to Liverpool anyhow."

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Everton to win: 6/4
  • Draw: 23/10
  • Chelsea to win:7/44

Team Form


  • Last Five: L W W L W
  • Last Result: Everton 2-3 West Ham United


  • Last Five: L D W W W
  • Last Result: Chelsea 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain

Team News

Guus Hiddink
Guus Hiddink has urged Chelsea to announce their new manager as soon as possible Getty Images


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