Fighting Spirit key for Cahill

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Tim Cahill believes Everton have the battling qualities to claim another positive result at Chelsea this weekend.

The Toffees are unbeaten at Stamford Bridge in the Barclays Premier League since 2006, but know they will have to produce a display full of character to prevent themselves from slipping to a third straight defeat after losses to Manchester City and Liverpool.

"When we are up against it we seem to shine a bit and try and fight our way out of a corner - the main thing for us it to keep the unity and keep the strength on the pitch," Cahill told Everton TV online.

"We need to have the determination and grit to go to a place like Chelsea and get the right result. We know they've been banging in the goals left, right and centre but we need to focus on our strengths.

"Past performances count for nothing and it's about how we apply ourselves in this game - it's exciting Chelsea are one of the biggest teams in the country if not the world and for us it's a great challenge to go there and put in a great performance."

Despite his own lack of goals this term, Cahill continues to be an integral part of David Moyes' side, taking on greater importance as a creator of goals following Mikel Arteta's summer transfer window exit.


However, the Australian international has fond memories in west London, scoring an injury time overhead kick to secure a point in 2007. It remains one of his greatest goals.

"I think it's one of the sweetest moments ever for me to score a scissor kick against Chelsea in that fashion and to do it right where our fans were sitting gives it that extra bit of spice," Cahill recalls.

"It's always good to score goals and to score ones like that is even better.

"You do things in the spur of the moment - that felt right and the execution was perfect and you certainly take those moments in football matches."

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