Tim Cahill has urged Everton to come out fighting as they look to preserve their proud Premier League record at Stamford Bridge when they face Chelsea on Saturday evening.
David Moyes' side haven't lost to the West London club in the league since April 2006 at the Bridge and recorded a memorable cup win there in February.
The Blues have lost back-to-back games against Manchester City and Liverpool in the league and are desperate to pick up some points (win @10.5, draw @4.35) straight after the international break.
Chelsea – without Fernando Torres this weekend through suspension - have plundered nine goals in their last two league fixtures but Cahill insists Everton's togetherness can help them to yet more success against the three time Premier League champions.
"When we are up against it we seem to shine a bit and try and fight our way out of a corner - the main thing for us it to keep the unity and keep the strength on the pitch," Cahill told evertontv.
"We need to have the determination and grit to go to a place like Chelsea and get the right result.
"We know they've been banging in the goals left, right and centre but we need to focus on our strengths.
"Past performances count for nothing and it's about how we apply ourselves in this game - it's exciting Chelsea are one of the biggest teams in the country if not the world and for us it's a great challenge to go there and put in a great performance."
Cahill has yet to score for his club in 2011 but will be hoping to recreate one of his most memorable moments in a Blues shirt on Saturday (@11.00 first goalscorer).
The Australian scored a stunning overhead kick in injury time to secure a point in November 2007 and Cahill says that ranks amongst his finest contributions for Everton.
"I think it's one of the sweetest moments ever for me to score a scissor kick against Chelsea in that fashion and to do it right where our fans were sitting gives it that extra bit of spice," smiled Cahill
"It's always good to score goals and to score ones like that is even better.
"You do things in the spur of the moment - that felt right and the execution was perfect and you certainly take those moments in football matches."
Everton are hosting a live screening of the Chelsea game at Goodison Park on Saturday – visit evertonfc.com/events for information.