Everton manager Ronald Koeman has praised Chelsea’s improvements this season under Antonio Conte, acknowledging that his unbeaten run against the Blues at Stamford Bridge is under threat.
Dutch boss Koeman is yet to experience defeat on his trips to face Chelsea but, with the Londoners having improved significantly since last season, the Toffees boss faces a stern test this weekend.
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Everton enter this weekend’s tie sat sixth in the Premier League standings, four points off tomorrow’s opponents, and look in a good position to seal a return to European ventures next May.
However, with Chelsea winning four Premier League matches in a row since being defeated by Arsenal at the end of September, the Toffees will be considered underdogs for the match, yet they have experience of causing problems for bigger sides.
Everton took points off title-chasing Manchester City two weeks ago at the Etihad Stadium but will be looking to find consistency having lost to Burnley the following week, before returning to winning ways last time out against West Ham.