Walsh Eyes Chelsea Triumph

Young Everton midfielder Liam Walsh is desperate to sign off with a win before serving a four-match ban.

Walsh was dismissed in the Under-18s’ recent game against Tottenham and, as a result, will miss three Under-21 games and one Under-18 clash.

It means Thursday’s trip to the Electrical Services Stadium to face Chelsea is Walsh’s last before the enforced exile.

He told evertonfc.com: “We are feeling confident that we can get three points from the game. We know that we have to perform to the best of our ability and we know we can do that.

“As long as we all perform, we know we will get the three points.”

After Monday’s 1-1 draw with Norwich City, David Unsworth’s side sit second from bottom in the Barclays U21 Premier League table with five games remaining.

But, such are the fine margins in the league standings, just five points separate the Blues from fifth-placed Manchester City.

Progressing away from the two relegation places remains of paramount significance to the young Toffees' charges.

“It’s very important to us because at Everton we expect big things because it is such a big Club,” continued the midfielder, who is eligible to represent England and Italy.

“We want to keep doing things right, like we have been doing since the start of the season, and we’ll try to push on.

“We are going to travel up today [Wednesday] and get a few relaxing hours in because of the game on Monday and all the travelling. We’ll try and get all the tiredness out of our system, then go again against Chelsea and hopefully get three points.”

Kick-off at the home of Aldershot Town FC is 7.05pm. Supporters can follow live match updates via the Club’s official Twitter account, with a report and reaction to follow on evertonfc.com.

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