Everton’s main priority will be to perform well in the Premier League this season.
However, Marco Silva has an opportunity to win some silverware for the Merseyside outfit in the EFL Cup.
The Toffees overcame their first test when they earned a 3-1 victory over Rotherham United at Goodison Park.
Next up, though, the club will face an even bigger challenge as they were drawn against Southampton on Thursday evening.
The Merseyside outfit were fortunate that they were given a home tie in the third round.
However, it is never ideal to take on a Premier League side in the early stages of the competition.
Everton have had a mixed start to their season as they have won two and drawn two in all competitions.
As for the Saints, Mark Hughes’s men have had a worse run having lost two, drawn one and won one.
On Reddit, some Everton fans posted their thoughts on the tie.