Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini is expecting the side to build on their recent back-to-back wins.

After victory against Wolves at Goodison Park last weekend, the Toffees overcame ten-man Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium, with Fellaini putting his side into the lead before Apostolos Vellios secured the victory.

The Belgian international has instantly set his sights on making it a hat-trick of wins on the spin, but is well aware of the threat posed by the club's next opponents - Stoke City.

"We've not got two wins from two games (before last Saturday) and it was an important victory at Bolton," he told Everton TV online.

“It was a good game, we were lucky because they had to play with 10 players but I think it was a red card. It's a great result. It's good for the confidence of the team ahead of next week.

“Stoke have the same sort of style as Bolton but we are playing at home, have confidence and we will hope to win again.”

Fellaini's goal marked his 100th start for David Moyes' side, and was also his third goal in four trips to face the Trotters.

The 24-year-old former Standard Liege starlet arrived on Merseyside in 2008, and quickly became a fans' favourites after completing the £15 million move. Despite interest from other clubs, a recently signed long-term contract proved his commitment to the cause.

"It's my second goal of the season – it's not my job to score but when I score I'm happy because it is a bonus for me," he added.

 

"It was also nice to score at the end in front of our fans. I would like to thank them for their support - they helped the team a lot."

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