Moyes Rates Jol's Fulham
Visitors will be 'dangerous', warns Blues boss.
Fulham may never have won at Goodison Park in the Premier League – but David Moyes insists they will prove ‘dangerous’ opponents on Saturday.
The Cottagers have lost all 10 of their recent league visits but are just two points behind the Blues in the table, are unbeaten in four and have two players in rich goalscoring form in the shape of Clint Dempsey and Pavel Pogrebnyak.
Moyes said: “It is a dangerous game for us, because I think Fulham have got a good team.
“Dembele and Dempsey are in good form, Danny Murphy is a good player and they also have Duff and Pogrebnyak who can hurt teams.
“At the moment they are playing very well and I have been impressed with them. Their style is good – Martin Jol has got them bedded in to be a decent Premier League team at this present time.
“And if they beat us on Saturday they could go above us in the table so that shows that they are doing ok.”
Key to Fulham’s fortunes has been the leadership of Dutchman Jol, according to his Everton counterpart.
Moyes has been impressed with the way he has put his mark on the squad following the Roy Hodgson era and the Mark Hughes interlude.
“They got to the final of a European competition which was an incredible achievement,” continued Moyes. “If you watch the games we’ve just seen with Athletic Bilbao and Sporting Lisbon (in this year’s Europa League) and the Manchester clubs being knocked out, then it puts that in perspective.
“So Martin had a hard act to follow but he has come in and done well. He is a big personality and has been at some big clubs and they are going in the right direction under him.”