An all-Premier League tie in Dorset, so who will reach the fourth round?
Everton haven’t won any major silverware since lifting the FA Cup in 1995, thereby enduring the longest trophy draught of their 144 year history.
In this year’s second round, Demarai Gray was the only scorer as the Toffees edged past Fleetwood Town at Highbury.
Evertonians would love nothing more than cup success, and Frank Lampard is fully aware of their desperation.
On Saturday though, the Blues were beaten 2-0 by Leicester, meaning they’ve won just one of their last six Premier League outings.
This leaves them 16th, one point and one place above their hosts in this tie.
AFC Bournemouth meanwhile have never gone beyond the quarter-finals of this competition, falling at that hurdle in 2015, 2018 and 2019.
In round two, Brooklyn Genesini bagged a 92nd minute equaliser against Norwich, with the Cherries sneaking through 5-4 on penalties.
However, in the Premier League, Gary O’Neil’s side have now lost four on the bounce.
In each of the last two, against Spurs and Leeds, Bournemouth have led by two goals at half time, but have left both fixtures empty handed.
This has seen them slide from eighth all the way down to 17th.
In this cup tie at Dean Court, who will get through?