Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott | Arsenal & England Wonderkid

Marco Silva wants Everton to secure more victories against the top six

Everton manager Marco Silva has urged the players to produce more consistent performances when they face the top six of the Premier League. The Merseyside outfit secured a terrific 2-0 triumph over Chelsea before the international break, and he is hopeful that the team can produce a similar showing when Arsenal make the trip to Merseyside this weekend.

Speaking in a press conference, Silva said: “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. We are performing better and it is recognition of the good work we are doing, not just for me as a manager but the players. In general I am happy with our performances over the last few weeks with the exception of the 30 minutes against Newcastle (squandering a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2).”

“Silva had been under immense pressure during the early weeks of February after the team suffered three league defeats on the bounce“. However, the players have since reacted in a strong fashion, and this has been visible with 10 points garnered from the past five matches. Moreover, two of those have come against Liverpool and Chelsea, “where they have managed“ to secure four points in front of their supporters.

The Merseyside outfit are scheduled to host Arsenal at their stadium this weekend and the game offers them with another opportunity to impress against elite Premier League opposition. The Gunners hold the record of picking the most points in their Premier League history against the Toffees, but they can anticipate a stiff challenge, considering their average run on the road this term. Unai Emery’s side have picked up the single away win at Huddersfield Town since the turn of the year.