Everton drop highly-rated Chelsea-linked star… Twitter reacts

The chance to play at Wembley is just one step away for either Everton or Chelsea.

With temporary boss Guus Hiddink in charge of the Stamford Bridge outfit for a second time, the Dutch mastermind will want to emulate what he did way back in the 2009 FA Cup final where goals from Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard secured silverware for the Blues after Louis Saha put the Toffees in front after 29 seconds.

Now, both the Merseysiders and the West Londoners meet for the ninth time in this famous cup competition, with Chelsea coming out on top on six occasions and Everton on three. Furthermore, this is the only chance both teams have of claiming a trophy this season.

Prior to this mouth watering between the pair, the Toffees’ domestic duties have not been going to plan, as last week’s 3-2 defeat at home to Champions League chasing West Ham United after being two goals to the good resulted in angry reactions on Roberto Martinez’s decision making.

Meanwhile – Chelsea’s revitalisation in the Premier League has seen the chance of potentially finishing in a European place become realistic.

The one piece of news that has sprung a surprise ahead of the clash at Goodison Park is Everton’s John Stones being left on the bench against the side who saw a £30m summer bid rejected as Chelsea look to find a replacement for the departing John Terry.

Ultimately – the wonderful world of social media reacted to the fact Stones’ depleted and lacklustre performances has seen the England international dropped to a place on the Everton bench as Phil Jagielka’s captains the side.