By Calum Brown

28th Apr, 2022 | 10:10pm

Alex Iwobi 'ready to fight' as Everton prepare for relegation battle

Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi has sent out a battle cry as he has urged the Goodison faithful to stick with the team.

Frank Lampard’s side are currently in the relegation zone as they sit in 18th place ahead of a crucial match at home to Chelsea on Sunday.

The Blues are two points behind 17th placed Burnley and five behind fellow relegation-threatened Leeds United.

Speaking to EvertonFC.com, Iwobi commented: “I want to win something with Everton – and do my best for the Club. But my focus now is on these six ‘cup finals’, then we can think about next season.

“Our problem has been a lack of consistency and, more recently, little mistakes have cost us. But the fans have been excellent and if we continue giving everything, especially the way we feel at Goodison, we will pick up the points we need.

“There is a lot of belief in the squad, we are ready to fight. Even the players not playing, their mentality has been professional and elite. It is a proper family right now and that is helping us push through games.

“We have to fight every day. Not just for ourselves, but for our families and the fans. We will keep going, just stick with us.”

Fortress Goodison

Everton face Chelsea at Goodison Park on Sunday, with Thomas Tuchel’s men aiming to extend their gap over the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham below them.

It is the first of six massive games as Lampard’s side battles to retain their over 70-year top-flight status.

The Toffees were unsuccessful at Anfield on Sunday in the Merseyside Derby, but have 7 points from their last 3 Premier League matches on home soil with victories against Newcastle and Manchester United before a draw with Leicester.

This home form could be the key to the Toffees’ survival, with 23 of their 29 points picked up at Goodison in comparison to their dismal away record which has seen them take just 6 points on the road.

It will be no easy task for Lampard against his old club, but the former Stamford Bridge hero make take solace from the fact that Sunday’s opponents are in action tonight at Old Trafford where they take on Manchester United.

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