Carlisle v Everton FA Cup team news and stats

Date published: Friday 29th January 2016 5:53 - James Marshment

Romelu Lukaku: Has three in three for Everton in the FA Cup

Romelu Lukaku will hope to build on his 100% goalscoring record for Everton in the FA Cup when they face Carlisle United at Brunton Park in their fourth-round tie on Sunday (1.30pm).

Team news

Carlisle are likely to be without Gary Dicker after the club gave the midfielder permission to enter talks with Kilmarnock over a potential move to the SPL outfit.

Forward Kevin Mirallas will have a late fitness test on a tendon injury ahead of the match.

Midfielder Muhamed Besic also missed the club’s midweek Capital One Cup semi-final exit at Manchester City and will not be ready for this weekend.

Joel Robles will keep his place in goal, as has been the case for cup matches.

Opta stats

Everton have progressed in their last eight FA Cup ties against lower league opposition, scoring 26 goals in the process and conceding just five.

These sides have met three times in the FA Cup in the past, with Everton winning on each occasion (1930, 1968 and 2010).

Indeed, the Cumbrians have won just one of their last 14 FA Cup ties against top flight opposition, beating QPR 1-0 in January 1986 (D2 L11).

The Toffees have reached the fifth round of the FA Cup in four of the previous five seasons.

Romelu Lukaku has scored in all three of his FA Cup appearances for Everton.

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