Everton manager Roberto Martinez has called on the supporters to create a ‘special atmosphere’ to help the team clinch an eighth consecutive Premier League victory in the fight for fourth place, according to the Daily Star.

The Toffees moved ahead of Arsenal in the race for fourth with their seventh straight Premier League victory against Sunderland at the weekend.

However Arsene Wenger’s men moved back into the Champions League places by beating West Ham last night, although Everton can reclaim their position when they take on Crystal Palace at Goodison Park tonight.

Palace have been on an excellent run of form under Tony Pulis, so Martinez has called on the supporters to play their part to try and inspire the team to another crucial three points.

“Momentum and confidence, those are the words you can feel in the dressing room, but we know how difficult it’s going to be,” Martinez said.

“The mind is very much set on the challenges that we have. Two away games and three massive home games, which start on Wednesday with Crystal Palace.

“In my eyes they have probably the best defensive set-up in this league, especially since Tony Pulis arrived at the club, they don’t concede many goals, if any, and now they are probably in one of the best runs of their season with three straight wins.

“We’re well aware that we need to create a special atmosphere under the floodlights and make sure we are really strong helping the players to face a very difficult fixture.”

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