Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has guarded against any complacency ahead of the visit of Everton on Saturday and has pointed to the Toffees’ recent record at Stamford Bridge.
Villas-Boas was also fulsome in his praise for his opposite number David Moyes who has been forced to operate in dramatically different financial landscape to the Portuguese. Everton have not bought a player for over a year and saw talisman Mikel Arteta leave for Arsenal on the last day of the summer transfer window yet has enjoyed a relatively encouraging start to the season prior to faling to high-flying Manchester City and city rivals Liverpool in the two fixtures before the international break.
“To emphasise the importance of our game, Everton is looking for the sixth game unbeaten coming to the Bridge,” Villas-Boas told a reporters. “We have to be alert and it is going to be a hard battle.
“Everton were on a very good run in my opinion, they lost against Liverpool but had they won they would be up challenging for the top with one game in hand. So they are in a good situation and once again proving that David Moyes’s work is something fantastic.
“Even with the financial problems they have it is a club which is well organised and managed and something that should make the English public proud.”