Everton boss David Moyes admits selecting a strong XI was key to their FA Cup thrashing of Cheltenham Town.
Moyes said: "I don't know if it was the strongest Premier League side put out this weekend or not but it could be folly if I had picked up injuries.
"Then it would have been made to look a bad decision. But I was disappointed when we lost our League Cup tie to Leeds United. I gave a few players a go and I didn't think we came up to scratch.
"I wasn't going to take a second chance, that's for sure. I just felt we needed the people who knew what was going on.
"It was a very professional job. We did a job. I wanted to try and progress in the cup if we can.
"We've got a bit of momentum and we want to try and keep it going if we can."