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Soccer News of Wednesday, 27 April 2022


Iwobi talks tough ahead important clash with Chelsea

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Nigerian attacker Alex Iwobi says Everton players will continue to fight to save the club from going down to the Championship.

The Toffees dropped to the bottom three, following a derby defeat at Liverpool last weekend.

Next for the Frank Lampard’s side is a must-win home game against top-four chasers Chelsea at the Goodison Park this weekend.

“We are ready for the fight,” Iwobi, who has completed 90 minutes in each of Everton’s past six Premier League matches, told Evertontv.

“It’s not going to be easy but we’re ready for it.

“We are not going to dwell on this [derby defeat]. Especially with the captain, Seamus, he is always helping us to keep our heads up and go again.

“We need everyone. It’s a team thing and everyone is ready to fight.

“We know where we are. We are going to focus on ourselves, prepare for Chelsea and try to get a result.

“We have great chemistry and great spirit in the team. I’m sure we can get out of this situation.”

Iwobi has been prominent in Everton’s starting eleven since Frank Lampard took over the team.

The former Arsenal youngster has played every minute of Everton’s last six-game in the Premier League.

He scored an incredible 99th-minute winner against Newcastle United at a rocking Goodison last month.