Frank Lampard: Everton boss admits pressure is mounting ahead of Burnley trip | Soccer News

Frank Lampard says there’s no escaping the significance of Wednesday’s trip to relegation rivals Burnley, live on sky sportsas pressure mounts on Everton.

Nineteenth-placed Burnley can move within a point of Everton with a win at Turf Moor, ahead of a visit to Premier League basement club Norwich on Sunday, also live on Sky sports.

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Lampard, who managed just two wins from eight league games as Everton boss, refused to downplay the significance of Wednesday’s game as his side fought to avoid the club’s first relegation since 1951 .

Everton injury news

  • Fabian Delph (thigh) returns to the Everton squad for the first time since January
  • Seamus Coleman (ill) will be available, but it’s unclear if he’ll be fit enough to start
  • Donny van de Beek (thigh) is not available for Burnley
  • Nathan Paterson could be out for the season with ankle surgery scheduled for this week

Asked if he agreed with fans suggesting it was Everton’s biggest game for 10 years, Lampard said Sky Sports News“I think we have 10, so it’s understandable that they can say that. No problem.

“I don’t think building the game is a problem, it’s more of a reality.

“As staff and as players we need to have a bit of that in our mindset. There’s nothing wrong with that, we understand the situation we’re in, we’ll address it. in the right way and understand the importance of it.”

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Lampard thinks his side will be ready for their ‘big pressure’ game against Burnley, who could decide who gets relegated this season

Speaking at an earlier press conference, Lampard added: “It’s very important [to be mentally ready] because it’s a big problem. We are fighting at the bottom of the table to try to stay in the championship.

“It’s been like that for a while, but with every game it gets more intense. The team will be very focused and will understand very well what we’re getting into.”

Lampard’s tips for winning

Everton have the worst away record in the Premier League, having picked up just six points since the start of the season, making their task even more difficult on Wednesday night.

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Lampard has so far failed to reverse that trend since replacing Rafa Benitez in late January, with the Toffees losing all five of their games in charge away from Goodison Park, scoring just twice in that spell.

But the former Chelsea and Derby boss had some advice for his players on how to change their fortunes on the road ahead of the trip to Burnley.

“React to that as you would at Goodison, react to the hostile crowd as much as you would to the supporting one,” Lampard said. “Sometimes it can be just as enjoyable.

“We will also have our traveling fans, who will be supporting us with huge passion and a desire to see us get the right result, so that shouldn’t be a problem.”

‘It’s not rocket science’ – Dyche on Burnley’s goal problems

Burnley manager Sean Dyche is urging his players to put their goalscoring troubles behind them for Wednesday’s crucial visit from Everton.

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The Clarets have gone more than 400 minutes without scoring in the Premier League – it was an own goal from Crystal Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic in February’s 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park.

When asked if he could demand more from his strikers, Dyche replied: “Yeah, hit him in the net. It’s not rocket science.”

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Dyche, however, admits coaching ‘the moment of execution’ in front of goal is ‘the hardest part’ as a manager.

“You put the players in the right areas, do the right things to allow the team to score goals, then the last moment is the challenge and that’s when we want our players to step up and take responsibility, because they have done it many times,” he said.

“The whole team can score a goal and the whole team can defend.

“We ask a lot of our players, so it’s not just about Wout, (Weghorst) J-Rod (Jay Rodriguez) and Barnsey (Ashley Barnes) and those people, it’s about the whole team responding. to score a goal.”

Opta stats: Burnley will continue their strong record against Everton at Turf Moor?

  • Burnley have won more Premier League home games against Everton (4) than against any other team in the competition.
  • Everton won the reverse game against Burnley 3-1 earlier this season, completing the Premier League double against the Clarets previously in 2014-15 and 2018-19.
  • Everton have lost their last two Premier League games against teams in the relegation zone, both this season against Norwich and Newcastle United. They have not lost such consecutive games since a series of three between May and November 1997 (against Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday and Southampton).
  • Burnley have won just one of their last nine midweek Premier League games (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) (D4 L4), beating Spurs 1-0 in February. The Clarets had won six of their last nine matches of this type before this round (D2 L1).
  • Everton have received a red card in each of their last three Premier League games (Jonjoe Kenny v Wolves, Allan v Newcastle and Michael Keane v West Ham) – no team has ever seen a player sent off in four consecutive games of the Premier League.
  • Burnley have failed to score in each of their last four Premier League games – losing every game – the last having the longest goalless streak in the league between March and May 2015 (six in a row). The Clarets did not lose five league matches in a row without scoring in March 2006 in the league.
  • Everton have the fewest points of any Premier League team in 2022 (6 – P11 W2 D0 L9) and are the only side to have yet to pick up a single away point, losing all five games. The Toffees have not lost six consecutive Premier League away games since a run of eight between April and October 1994.
  • Everton manager Frank Lampard has won all three of his Premier League meetings with Burnley by an aggregate score of 10-2. Against any team he has a better 100% win rate as a top manager.
  • Burnley striker Wout Weghorst has scored just one goal in his first 10 Premier League appearances for the club and had no shots or touches in the opposition box in his last two games against Brentford and Manchester City. Weghorst has not gone three consecutive top-flight league appearances without a shot since his first three in August 2014 for Heracles Almelo, all of them coming on as substitutes.
  • Frank Lampard has lost eight of his last nine Premier League away games (W1), losing four with Chelsea and his first four with current club Everton. The last manager to lose his first five away matches for a club was Jan Siewert at Huddersfield Town in 2019 (he lost the first seven matches).

Watch Burnley vs Everton on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports Premier League, from 7pm; kick off at 7:30 p.m.

Everton’s remaining fixtures

April 6 – Burnley (a), live on Sky Sports

April 9 – Manchester United (h)

April 20 – Leicester (h), live on Sky Sports

April 24 – Liverpool (one), live on Sky Sports

May 1 – Chelsea (h), live on Sky Sports

May 7 – Leicester (a)

May 10 – Watford (a)

May 15 – Brentford (h)

May 19 – Crystal Palace (h)

May 22 – Armory (one)

Burnley’s remaining fixtures

April 6 – Everton (h), live on Sky Sports

April 10 – Norwich (a), live on Sky Sports

April 17 – West Ham (a)

April 21th – Southampton, live on Sky Sports

April 24 – Wolves (h)

April 30 – Watford (a)

May 7 – Villa Aston (h)

May 15 – Tottenham (a)

May 19 – Aston Villa

May 22 – Newcastle (h)

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