Ronald Koeman Says Chelsea Will Be Intimidated by Visit to Goodison Park
Everton will be hosting Chelsea at Goodison Park this weekend, in a game that could promise a huge shift in the title challenge.
Goodison Park has been a fortress for Everton in recent months, as they have managed to win the last seven games at this ground. Their last defeat at the Goodison Park was against Leicester City in the FA Cup back in January. This impressive run has been a major factor behind Everton being in contention for the Europa League places along with the likes of Manchester United. Chelsea come into the game with a four-point advantage in the title race, but Everton manager Ronald Koeman believes that the visitors will be daunted by the blue’s impressive home record.
Chelsea have been certainly been showing shaky form in recent weeks. Even though they managed a 4-2 win over Southampton during the weekend, it was the seventh consecutive game in which they failed to keep a clean sheet. Their last clean sheet in the league was towards the end of January in the match against Hull City.
Since then, they have conceded at least one goal in each of their last 11 league matches. As a result, they will come in with a lot of uncertainty especially after having lost in the last two visits to the stadium.
“Over the years, Goodison has been a tough ground for any away team to come to and this is important, your home form, if you want to accomplish anything across the course of the campaign.You want your home form to be good, to be intimidating and for the whole experience for opposition teams to be intimidating.We have good momentum at home right now, the team is confident, we are playing aggressively with a good press, good tempo and good quality,” said Koeman.