In form Matt Philips is the only doubt for Blackpool. One player we should be wary of is the other Kevin Phillips. The 38 year old hitman is still putting them in the sack and given the chance he will put it away. We shouldn't underestimate Blackpool and David Moyes is adamant we won't.
David Moyes said: There's no way I would underestimate them and there's no way I wouldn't look at them in the same way I would look at any Premier League team. Because they could easily have still been one.
Blackpool were unfortunate to be relegated last season. And now they're coming here on a run of form which means they're in the hunt for automatic promotion from the Championship or, at worst, the play-offs. We're on a decent run too and we have to try to keep that going if we can. But it's going to be tough.
We're going to have to play well to get through because these have been games that, in the past, we've not done particularly well in.
I think the Premier League has missed Ian Holloway. He's been quite quiet for the last five or six months and rightly so. He's gone about his work quietly, rebuilding Blackpool after they lost a few players. I don't think they're quiet now though. They're back on the radar, they're back up there and they're certainly on the radar for us because they're at Goodison on Saturday.
If anybody is coming and thinking it's going to be an easy game, I'm certainly not. And it's not the message that the players are getting here. The message is the exact opposite. If the supporters are coming thinking it's an easy way into the quarter-finals, they're wrong. It'll be a big cup tie and it'll be close to a full house at Goodison. But it will only be special if we get through.
Ian Holloway said: "We were on the wrong end of a cracking game at Goodison last season. We were 3-2 up but lost 5-3 after I made a couple of defensive changes that backfired.
"But we'll return to savour the occasion - and hopefully we can show that we are a Premier League team in the making."