Lampard praises Everton fans after crucial Chelsea win | Soccer News

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LIVERPOOL (England): Everton manager Frank Lampard said fan support was crucial for the relegation-threatened club in an important 1-0 Premier League win over Chelsea on Sunday.
“The fans were man of the match today, from training to support, which we need where we are,” Lampard told Sky Sports.
Everton fans had promised a fiery atmosphere ahead of their unmissable clash with Chelsea at Goodison Park and from fireworks outside the visitors’ hotel in the middle of the night to a loud salute for the home side’s bus, they brought it.
“If it’s us against the world, that’s fine. Let’s have a siege mentality for these final games – because it’s that kind of spirit that can and will get us out of this,” a statement from the Everton Fan Forum this week.
As the club faced their first relegation since 1954 after starting the day five points from safety, fans greeted the team bus in their hundreds along Goodison Road, lighting flares that made the looks blue.
“They (the supporters) are in the middle of it all, I’m delighted the players can see that and what it means for the fans. am here and we have to maintain that” Lampard said.
“We have to keep a cool head because there are a lot of points to play for and we are still in the relegation zone. We have to keep the same spirit in every game.”
Everton claimed victory with a goal from Richarlison but also had to thank goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for a number of excellent saves.
“Chelsea are a team that will always put you under pressure in the later stages of the game, especially since it’s 1-0. We did it brilliantly, we dug in, the team, the whole stadium,” he said. said Lampard.
“Jordan made some great saves. He’s such a big lad, he’s England’s number one and that’s why. He’s a top goalkeeper.”
Everton, who have five games left to play this season, are two points behind Burnley and Leeds United but have one game less.
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