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Leicester draws Everton in FA Cup Third Round

The Foxes draw Premier League opposition. Again.

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In what shouldn’t come as a surprise to any Leicester fans anymore, the Foxes have been drawn away to Everton in the FA Cup Third Round.

It’s the club’s fourth draw in a row against a Premier League opponent and fifth in the competition in the past seven seasons, with all of them coming away from the King Power Stadium with the exception of last season’s home draw to Spurs. The Foxes lost in the replay last season 2-0 at White Hart Lane.

Leicester have failed to progress past the Third Round in all four previous attempts, with their most recent win coming when the Foxes beat Burton Albion 2-0 in 2012-13 before losing to Huddersfield 2-1 in the Fourth Round Replay. The Foxes made it all the way to the Quarterfinals in 2011-12 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but were thumped 5-2 on the day. However, the match still produced one of the club’s greatest goals of the past decade.

Over the club’s 132-year history, the Foxes have learned to accept losing in this competition. The club has lost four times in the FA Cup Final — a record for all clubs in the competition.

It’s another away match for Leicester this season where the club has yet to pick up a victory. Leicester have a month before the clash on the 6-9 of January to work on their away game, but considering their form the Foxes are already looking like underdogs in this one.

Was really hoping for a lower-league side to maybe help give this side a bit of confidence. But even saying that, I wouldn’t want to be the Premier League side to loose to the likes of Barrow or Halifax Town, especially as Champions of England.