Everton are preparing for a busy festive season that presents a variety of challenges, as the Toffees look to bounce back from Sunday’s gut-wrenching defeat to Liverpool in the Merseyside derby.
The Toffees have an opportunity to immediately respond this evening against Newcastle United before tackling Watford next Monday, which is followed by two difficult tests against Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
Clashes with Burnley, Brighton and Leicester then await heading into the New Year, before a busy six weeks comes to a close with an FA Cup third round tie against League Two promotion-chasers Lincoln City at Goodison Park.
The Imps earned fame in 2016-17 for a number of giant-killings during a thrilling FA Cup run that saw Lincoln become the first non-league club to reach the quarter-finals of the competition since 1914 before their journey was brought to an end by eventual winners Arsenal.
Despite the threat of another giant-killing occurring, Everton fans seem confident about their chances and we have gathered some of their reactions to the draw below.
Nice draw should win that easy plus it will give Lincoln a nice boost to their finances
— DJSPARKY (@140samshadow) December 3, 2018
Lets go Everton! Blue for life baby. Times are changing.
— Tommy (@tmdemarzo) December 3, 2018
Their chairman’s a blue
— Sayantan Bal (@sayantan_01) December 4, 2018
I live in Lincoln so this is an excellent banter draw #COYB
— David Robson (@drobson_efc) December 3, 2018
4th round here we come…..hope that prediction doesn’t haunt me!
— Torpey (@BluenoseBrett) December 3, 2018
I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!! My dreams have come true!!! Everton to play Lincoln city! ????????
— Laura (@lauraefc23) December 3, 2018
Tell Marco if he needs any info on Lincoln to give me a shout lads @Everton
— Jay Deak (@deakefc) December 3, 2018
Lincoln at home lovely
— Everton All Sorts (@EvertonAllSorts) December 3, 2018