Everton defender Phil Jagielka is still dreaming of reaching the FA Cup final this season, despite being drawn against Chelsea in the quarter-finals.
The Toffees, priced at 8.00 to win the FA Cup, reached the last eight after comfortably beating Bournemouth 2-0 on Saturday. However, they will be up against it after Chelsea demonstrated their class by thrashing Manchester City 5-1 to confirm their place in the next round.
With the Blues now looking for more silverware under interim boss Guus Hiddink, Everton will be put through their paces but Jagielka insists his side can go all the way.
Roberto Martinez’s side look to have their work cut out if they want to finish in the European places this year after an erratic campaign so far, but former Sheffield United ace Jagielka is still hopeful they will have something to celebrate come the end of the season.
Everton last won a trophy in 1995 but the England international is confident they can end their wait this year.
He told fourfourtwo.com: “The quarter-finals are nice to have and it means you are doing well in cup competitions but nobody remembers who has been in quarter-finals and semi-finals, It’s all about getting to the final and giving yourself a crack at winning some silverware.
“I have been trying my best to get to a final and it’s not really been working. Hopefully the boys will do it for me this year, My career has been okay. I have had some big moments for club and country so I am not sat in a dark room crying to myself but it is something I would like to get right if I can.”