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Chelsea win not pivotal - Silva

6th April 2019, 09:55 by Nick Harris

Marco Silva insists Everton's success against Chelsea should not be singled out as pivotal.

A 2-0 win over Chelsea last month was the Toffees' first against one of the Premier League's big hitters in 26 attempts, dating back more than two years.

And while the result was lauded as important in restoring Everton's confidence against that level of opposition, Silva said their approach to that game was no different from many others and he expected similar for Sunday's visit of Arsenal.

"When we won the game against Chelsea, our obligation as a club and as a manager was to do everything we can to win," he said.

"It (25 matches without victory against the top six) is something which should not happen again if you do the right things.

"Two years is too many, a big number of games, but it is in the past and it is not important to talk about that game.

"It is the same mentality (against Arsenal) as when we played the last match against West Ham and the same mentality as the second half we played against Chelsea.

"I can say, also, it is the same mentality as some of the away games we played against some of the top sides this season.

"We didn't win but in some of them we were close to achieving a good result.

"We achieved that against Chelsea at home and we have more games against these type of sides and we have to do everything we can to win the match: with ambition, desire, belief in us while respecting them.

"They have high-quality players who will create problems for us for sure."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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