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Howard: Don't Waste Good Work

American wants Blues to keep focus after three excellent results.

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Tim Howard believes Everton have put themselves in an excellent position to kick-on and make even more progress over the festive period.

The Blues recouped a better than expected - but a no less than deserved - seven-point haul from their last three matches as they thrashed Stoke City, ended a 21-year wait for victory at Old Trafford and drew at high-flying Arsenal.

After 15 games of the league season, Everton now sit on the cusp of the Champions League qualification berths.

Potentially, Roberto Martinez's side could even move up to second place in the table should they beat Fulham on Saturday by a heavy margin and results involving Manchester City and Chelsea go in the Blues' favour.

As well as entertaining the Cottagers, Everton travel to Swansea - who could only draw 1-1 at home to Hull City on Monday evening - and host Sunderland and Southampton before the turn of the year.

Howard told evertontv: "We feel like we need to perform well at home. Based on how this week has gone we feel we can do that but we want to get back in front of our home fans and, after two away games, really put in a good performance and get three points.

"They’re winnable [the remaining December games] but we just have to go out and actually do it which is the hard part.

"We have a confidence and a belief in ourselves. We want to try and stay fit and get our rest when we can - if that’s possible during a Christmas period - and come out even stronger with each and every game because we do feel like were placed in a really good position right now to crack on.

"If you start putting wins together back to back it puts pressure on teams above you."

Howard has only conceded one goal in his last 270 minutes - form which he is pleased with.

He was at his excellent best in at the Emirates, producing superb stops either side of half-time to deny goal-machine Aaron Ramsey.

"I’m feeling good - good confidence and good rhythm," continued the American whose amazing record of consistency has seen him star in 233 of Everton's last 235 Premier League outings.

"The boys are playing out of their skin, I couldn’t ask for more. I’m very demanding, you know that - but they’ve been absolutely brilliant so Sunday was no different."

Can the Blues edge one-game closer to going through 2013 unbeaten at home in the Premier League - be at Goodison to find out this Saturday.

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