Phil Jagielka seeks self-improvement

Everton defender Phil Jagielka has stated that he is unhappy with his current form, and has targeted better performances and clean sheets over the next month.

The England international has managed to lead the Merseyside club to only one clean sheet from eight games so far this campaign, and is eager to solidify personal and team performances in the near future.

“Am I happy with my form?” No, not really,” he told Mirror Football.

“We’ve only kept one clean sheet so far. I’ve given away a couple of penalties, which is very frustrating, but I suppose that’s what happens if you’re a defender.

“I’d love to be standing here and saying, ‘Yes, I’m really, really happy’, but I analyse my own game and set pretty high standards.

“Hopefully in a month’s time we’ll have kept a few clean sheets and if you ask me the same question I’ll be a lot happier,” he stated.

Everton travel to Stamford Bridge this weekend to take on a free scoring Chelsea team, and will need to improve if they are to get anything from the game.

Despite this, David Moyes will be buoyed on by positive results against their London opponents over recent seasons, and will hope to stop Andre Villas Boas from continuing his impressive start to his time in England.

By Gareth McKnight