Seamus Coleman targets win at Chelsea as Everton plot next step
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By PA Sport
Last Updated: 09/11/18 10:51pm
Seamus Coleman says Everton need to start winning away to teams like Chelsea if they are to take the next step under Marco Silva.
Everton have won just five games in 62 matches against the top six in the last 10 years and stand-in captain Coleman believes that has to change.
The summer additions of Richarlison, Barcelona trio Andre Gomes, Lucas Digne and Yerry Mina and Brazilian winger Bernard, have made Everton a more potent force under Silva.
However, they could not make an impact against Arsenal or Manchester United so far this season and the trip to face an unbeaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League, is arguably their toughest assignment so far.
But Coleman says Everton must start winning games against the top six, especially as their last such victory was in January 2017 when they demolished Manchester City 4-0.
"The next step for us is to go to Chelsea and come back with three points," said the Irishman.
"We know it will be extremely tough against a top team but I think now we need to be going to these places and getting three points.
"The mentality needs to change. It's going to be tough going to Chelsea, let's be right, but if we can go there and get something that would really set us up for the season.
"I think we are a lot more positive than maybe we have been and players like Richarlison are the reason why you think you can go there and get something, the form they [the new players] are in.
"Andre has come in and been very good as well, and our left-back [Digne] played for Barcelona. Little Bernard has been brilliant so we've got very good players."