Frank Lampard said Alex Iwobi and his teammates at Everton must summon another “massive effort” when Crystal Palace visits Goodison Park for a critical Premier League fixture on Thursday.
Everton hosts Palace with the Club’s top-flight status for next season still in the balance following the defeat by Brentford on Sunday.
Lampard’s team remains in a position to author their own fate, however, with two more points required to all but guarantee survival, thanks to a far superior goal difference to Leeds United, one position back in 17th.
“It is really hard to say anything [critical] to the players after that – playing 70 minutes in the Premier League with one man down is a really big ask.
Crystal Palace will come to L4 following four unbeaten games and aiming for the three points that would lift them into the Premier League’s top half.