“We are ready for the fight”

Alex Iwobi is convinced he and his teammates are ready for the fight to maintain Everton’s Premier League status and has again called on fans to be the 12th man at Goodison Park.

Speaking to Evertonfc.com, Iwobi said: “It’s not going to be easy but we’re ready for it.

“We are not going to dwell on this [derby defeat]. Especially with the captain, Seamus, he is always helping us to keep our heads up and go again.

“We need everyone. It’s a team thing and everyone is ready to fight. 

“We know where we are. We are going to focus on ourselves, prepare for Chelsea and try to get a result. 

“We have great chemistry and great spirit in the team. I’m sure we can get out of this situation.

“We have this belief at Goodison,” he said.

“To be fair, the fans were amazing at Anfield, too. They stuck behind us even when we were 2-0 down. 

“When we have the full capacity at Goodison Park behind us, we know it feels like that extra man in our team. We feel that when we’re playing and we’re confident we can get a result.

“All the fans ask for is 100 per cent effort and to fight for the Club. I’m sure they can see we did that against Liverpool.”

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