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Everton have parted company with Marco Silva on Thursday night as the Toffees have struggled for points and are currently lying in the relegation zone, with Duncan Ferguson placed in temporary charge of the club.
Chelsea will be away to Everton at the Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon, and Frank Lampard has warned his players ahead of this game.
According to Lampard, Everton are always a tough side to beat, and it will be more difficult now that they have sacked their former boss.
Lampard told the media: “First of all, any trip to Everton is tough. I went there as a player many a time. The atmosphere in the stadium and the support of the home fans is big.
“I am sure there will be a bounce effect for them, and for one of their heroes in charge of them in the short term. We will have to be very much on our guard. We slightly had it with West Ham last week. There was a lot of talk about what bad form they were in, and what might happen if they lost another game, and we lost the match. There’s a small reminder for us last Saturday.
“What I tell the players will be exactly the same: this is a dangerous, dangerous team to play at this moment particularly. They will have, certainly in the early parts of the game, and I think throughout, maybe an extra energy to them.
“Clubs rally at these moments, fans rally, and the players will want to rally and show what they can do. It’s going to be a tough, tough match.”