Sam Allardyce held his pre-match press conference on Thursday morning. The Blues boss spoke to the media at USM Finch Farm ahead of Everton's Premier League clash against Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday (3pm kick off).
Key topics included:
- Gylfi Sigurdsson's return from a knee injury.
- The challenges Everton will face against Paul Lambert's "difficult to beat Stoke City" side.
- The need to keep a watchful eye on Xherdan Shaqiri.
- The importance of Everton's fantastic away support, where every allocation is sold out.
- How his players are looking forward to the challenge of taking their impressive Goodison form to improve results on the road.
You can watch Allardyce's press conference in full by clicking on the video below.