Everton's rising star defender Mason Holgate has confidently declared to the club's official website that the team 'doesn't fear anyone' and that they are ready to face Chelsea on Sunday.
The Toffees go into the game on the back of an eight game unbeaten run at home, a new club record in the Premier League, and will be confident despite their 0-0 draw to West Ham on Saturday.
The Hammers frustrated Everton at the London Stadium where they contained the majority of their attacks and prevented Ronald Koeman's men from having a shot on target.
While Holgate admitted the team was disappointed with the draw he stated they continue to believe in their own ability and that they are just focusing on the next game.
He said: “We believe that we can beat any team on our day when we’re all firing, so when we don’t get three points we’re always questioning why and what’s gone wrong.
“I think that’s just testament to how strong a squad we are that we’re expecting wherever we go to get the three points. I don’t think we’re fearing any team at the moment with the way we’re playing. We’ll get ready for Chelsea next weekend and go again.
“You can feel the vibe around the club, not only with what’s happening off the pitch but on it as well. I think we’re all improving and clicking as well, so it’s definitely an exciting time to be here.”
The point earned at West Ham moved Everton above Arsenal and into sixth and while seventh place should be enough for Europa League football, ending the Toffees' two year absence, Holgate expressed the team's desire to just keep on winning.
“We just need to do everything in our power to keep getting points, keep winning, keep scoring and keep them out at the other end. We’ll concentrate on ourselves and see what happens in the table." He added.
“It would obviously be massive for the Club. It’s a massive club and that’s where we feel like we should be playing, in Europe. It’s something we’re definitely aiming for and, with a strong end to the season, it’s something we’re hoping we get.”