Howard targets Chelsea upset

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Despite being against the odds to win this weekend, Tim Howard believes that Everton can defeat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Toffees are coming off two straight losses, albeit to Manchester City and Liverpool, and the side are hoping to break the run when they take on an invigorated Blues side.

And Howard believes it can work in Everton’s favour being the underdogs for the clash, with nothing to lose and everything to gain.


"We enjoy battling against the odds and proving people wrong. If there are doubters out there, it's good to go out there and get on a run of form," Howard told the Liverpool Echo.

"We don't have to go out and spend £100m, we know we can still go out and compete with the quality we have. It's not always easy but we've shown that.

"We've got a great fighting spirit. We love to fight for the shirt and each other. We've got a grit and a determination about us that is hard to match and the top teams don't enjoy playing Everton.

"The one thing we've also always had is bringing through young players and we've got a fantastic manager, who's very shrewd in the transfer market."

Howard has some competition on his hands after Wolves keeper Marcus Hahnemann signed at Goodison Park last month, but the stopper says he’s been great for the squad and any competition is positive.

"Marcus is fantastic, he's like a big teddy bear," Howard said.

"He's a good friend and a good guy around the training ground. His experience speaks for itself and he's a good goalkeeper. He'll be a good addition to the squad.

"I know he'll work hard every day, I need to be surrounded by top quality goalkeepers who won't let me let my guard down. If I can push myself to my limits, then the rest will take care of itself."

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