With the League title all but out of reach at this point, Everton should set their sights on the FA Cup as their last chance at Premiership hardware.
The Toffees’ upcoming fixture with Fulham is the next step in that quest; a step that should be fairly straightforward.
Everton crushed the Cottagers 3-1 when the two clubs met in league play last October, and little has changed personnel-wise. Everton brought in Landon Donovan and Darron Gibson to freshen the side, but the major difference lies along the back line. Veteran Phil Jagielka is still out with a bum knee, leaving youngster Shane Duffy as his cover in the center of defense.
Fulham remain much the same as they were in October, with form being the only difference. Clint Dempsey has strapped his scoring boots on tight, with six goals in three consecutive appearances. Martin Jol’s Lilywhites are full of positive energy after a 5-2 stomping of Newcastle, and will be a handful for Everton to outscore.
With all that said, here are 10 bold predictions for this fourth round match-up between America’s teams.