What The Papers Say - 4 January
Saturday's papers preview the FA Cup tie against QPR.
The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.
FA Cup fever has gripped today’s local and national newspapers.
Everton start their campaign with a home tie against Queens Park Rangers this afternoon. Blues boss Roberto Martinez has told the Liverpool Echo that his team will ‘give everything they have got’ to try and bring silverware back to Goodison Park this season.
In the same paper, Martinez has also been having his say on the diving debate, stating that there must be a communal effort to eradicate the habit in the British game.
The Echo also predict that Tim Howard will start in goal against Harry Redknapp’s side this afternoon.
Elsewhere, the Daily Mirror and the Guardian report that QPR will try and negotiate a deal for striker Nikica Jelavic once today’s cup clash is out of the way.