Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed he expects a tough Premier League clash with Everton on Sunday afternoon.
The Blues travel to Goodison Park to take on Frank Lampard’s side who are currently battling relegation to retain their place in the Premier League.
Chelsea also need a win, having recently dropped points against Manchester United and Arsenal, as they seek a third-place finish this season.
Speaking ahead of the weekend clash, Tuchel revealed he expected a tough Everton side to turn up on Sunday afternoon, while insisting he relishes the challenge.
“We need points, and they also need points urgently,” he said, as quoted by football.london. “It’s been an exciting week for me personally.
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“I love playing at Old Trafford, and everyone tells me about the atmosphere at Goodison Park, the emotion and the difficulty of playing there.
“It’s two great matches, what it’s about. I’m excited to go and we’re expecting a tough fight.”
The Blues drew 1-1 with Manchester United on Thursday night in a game many would say they should have won.
The previous week, Tuchel’s boys had lost 4-2 against Arsenal. Although they are still six points clear of the Gunners, a third place is still not guaranteed for Tuchel’s men and they will hope to be nine points clear of Mike Arteta’s side with a victory over Everton .
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