Koeman Not Taking Clarets Lightly

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Ronald Koeman has warned his players they must hit the same level again in tomorrow's game against Burnley that they achieved in last week's victory over champions Leicester City, if the Blues are to post a new Club record for consecutive home wins in the Premier League.

With seven successive wins at Goodison behind them, Koeman's men go into tomorrow's game seeking an eighth home win in a row for the first time in the league since the sequence between January to April 1990.

Burnley have won just four points in 16 Premier League away matches this season (W0 D4 L12) and only one team - Rotherham - has secured fewer points away from home in the top four tiers of English football.

But the Everton manager is adamant that it would be a major mistake for his team to think that tomorrow's game has even a trace of inevitability about it despite the disparity in their respective form home and away.

"We can’t make the mistake of looking at Burnley's away record because every game is different," Koeman insisted.

"We have momentum at home but we know we need to be 100% at it. We need to be concentrated, disciplined and we need to play out of a good organisation with a lot of freedom for the front players.

"We have a lot of creativity with some players in front and we know we have a great finisher who will create chances and he will score which is a big boost for the team at home.

"We have produced really strong performances at home, of course. Even last week when we conceded two goals we scored four to win the game against the Premier League champions and it's important to feel good at home.

"Confidence is key and after we beat Manchester City 4-0 earlier this season at Goodison it gave a big boost to everybody and we have continued that momentum at home.

"If we play on the same level as the Leicester game, we have a lot of possibilities to win against Burnley, but we need to start the game well and maintain our concentration, like we did in our recent home games.

"We have to be at our level that we showed last week to win the game."

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