When Everton take on Chelsea on Saturday, a win will be vital. With three draws so far, they are desperate for a more positive result and there is no better team to beat than in-form Chelsea.
Most people have written off the Toffees this season, prediction poor finishes. But, if they win against Chelsea, they might be able to prove everybody wrong again.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez may be without new influential striker Romelu Lukaku the powerful Marouane Fellaini, but they have more than enough to give Chelsea a good game.
The reason Wigan got relegated last season was because of defensive frailties. But Martinez has got a solid defence that doesn't concede that often, with two clean sheets in row so this season.
Gareth Barry should be an unsung hero and will keep things ticking over in the midfield and will help out the defence a lot. James McCarthy will provide great short passing and bags of energy in addition to his commitment to go on surging runs from midfield.
Nobody seems to fancy Everton to give the big boys a run for their money, but a win against Chelsea could be a taste of things to come.
With it being a late kick-off, there is something about Goodison Park under the floodlight which Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City have found difficult in recent times.
A win against Chelsea will be the perfect way to kickstart and somewhat slow opening to the season for Everton.
It takes time to play well under a new manager. But with patience, Everton could be a force to be reckoned with under Martinez.
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