Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Everton's quest for the FA Cup

With the deck stacked against them, Everton faces Chelsea at Wembley late Saturday afternoon with the FA Cup on the line. Few would have imagined the Toffees at this stage but throughout the Cup run, just as the Premier League race the team that "couldn't", did. It has been a miraculous year for David Moyes' side, no telling why many consider him the one of the finest managers in England today. Lacking the budget that many boast and despite a torrid series of injuries his side consistently over-achieved.

Now they face one final test, to pull off an upset of Chelsea while lacking the services of Yakubu, Mikel Arteta, Jô and possibly their man of the year, Phil Jagielka. While that seems daunting, Everton has consistently eschewed to the edict of overcoming adversity. Behind Timmy Cahill, called the club's "new Alan Ball" by chairman Bill Kenwright, the Toffees once again play David against Goliath.

There are no great mysteries of this match as both clubs know each other quite well. However once again, against all odds Everton is gunning for a upset but this time for the FA Cup.