Midfielder Leon Osman is optimistic Everton can follow up their battling win over Wigan with a more stylish one against Chelsea this weekend.
The Merseysiders had to grind out victory against a well-drilled but luckless Wigan side in heavy rain at Goodison Park on Boxing Day. A deflected strike from Osman and a Phil Jagielka header gave the Toffees what proved a decisive lead, but they needed to hang on for a 2-1 win after Arouna Kone poked in a scrappy late reply.
"It is always a little more difficult at Christmas time with people's moods and the way the weather was, so it was a terrific three points to dig it out against a good Wigan side," Osman said. "Chelsea are coming here on Sunday full of form now but we are confident and hopefully we will make a good game of it."
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