'It's a big chance' - Exclusive: Campbell predicts team and result of Everton v Sheff Wed
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Kevin Campbell believes Carlo Ancelotti should pick the strongest Everton team available for Sunday’s FA Cup clash against Sheffield Wednesday.
The Blues welcome the Owls to Goodison Park as they look to secure a place in the fifth round with a home tie against either Tottenham or Wycombe awaiting the winner of Sunday’s game.
Campbell believes that Ancelotti should pick the strongest team available despite the Toffees’ congested fixture list.
Speaking to Goodison News, when asked if The Professor should start a strong team, Campbell said, “Yeah, everybody’s been rested.
“It’s a big chance to progress. I think he’s going to play the strongest team he can. Why not?
“Probably minus Calvert-Lewin if his hamstring isn’t quite right but apart from him, everybody who’s fit is going to be in contention to start.
“I think Everton will win 2-0.”
The Blues are looking to end their trophy drought and what better way to do it than by regaining the last trophy that was won by the club.
We struggled against Rotherham last time out in the FA Cup and Sheffield Wednesday present a similar challenge as they also fight relegation in the second tier.
Ancelotti isn’t likely to let that complacency strike his team for a second time and he will send out a side that is more than capable of beating the Owls.
The questions come with Everton due to play Leicester just three days later in the Premier League with players unable to properly rest before that tie.
The Foxes are in an excellent vein of form and they easily dispatched Chelsea in their last league outing.
The game has the potential to make or break either side’s season so Ancelotti needs his strongest team available.
We await to see what The Professor does on Sunday.
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