Everton have drawn Rotherham United in the second round of the Carabao Cup, and some excited Blues fans have called for Marco Silva to go all out to try and win the tournament this year.
The Toffees have not won any silverware since their FA Cup triumph in 1995 and with many of the top English teams often paying little attention to the Carabao Cup, it could be the club's best shot at a trophy this season.
Morale is high at Goodison Park after the arrival of the new manager in the summer and a nearly £90 million flurry of summer signings that brought in some exciting talent, including Richarlison from Watford, Kurt Zouma from Chelsea and a trio of players from Barcelona.
The current strength of the Premier League top six means 7th place is the realistic target for Everton and without any European football, the Carabao Cup is one of just two bits of silverware the Toffees can win this season, the other being the FA Cup.
If Silva is to lead Everton to their first ever League Cup triumph they will first have to see off Rotherham United.
The Millers are back in the Championship after winning promotion from League One last season, and though many pundits tipped them for relegation at the start of the campaign, Silva shouldn't underestimate them.
The Portuguese gaffer only has to think back to last season when his Watford side were knocked out of the tournament by Championship Bristol City.
Despite the competition regularly being viewed as a second-class domestic prize, some Everton fans took to Twitter to demand Silva go for it.
It’s a cup draw and if we can win a trophy for our efforts at the end of it then I’m all for it!! I also don’t know why all he negativity, we’ve had that much silverware lately we can just let this one go....— Matthew Allcroft (@Mattallcroft83) August 16, 2018
Hopefully we go all out for the cup this year. We need some "Silvaware" ⚽️
— paul richards (@p4ulrichards) August 16, 2018
Play the first team, Marco. No excuse to rest players this season with a lack of Europe. We want to win something.— Paul Benedict-Flynn (@BlueMeanie1878) August 16, 2018
No we need to win a cup don't want our second team out— Ben Binstead (@ben_binstead) August 16, 2018
Not won a cup since 1995... so ye would be nice like— Matt Vicary (@Vicaz22) August 16, 2018
Rotherham at home in the Carabao Cup Blues. Let's give this a real go this season! #COYB— 343Everton (@343Everton) August 16, 2018
Yes. This and any season— terry busby (@terrybusby1978) August 16, 2018