What The Papers Say - 19 May

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Quotes from Frank Lampard's pre-match press conference feature heavily in Thursday's media.

The Blues boss is quoted in the Daily Mail, calling on his players to use the Goodison Park atmosphere to defeat Crystal Palace and guarantee their Premier League safety this evening.

"If we can put in the right performance, get some things to go our way, tap into the atmosphere, which is going to be special on the night," he said.

"Our fans are going to turn up in huge numbers to support the players. If we can tap into that, we know we have a huge opportunity to get where we want to be."

Elsewhere, in the Liverpool Echo, Lampard discusses the return of Dominic Calvert-Lewin - and says the striker should "take confidence" from his first Everton goal since August during Sunday’s controversial 3-2 defeat to Brentford.

“It’s great having Dom back particularly with the performance he showed against Brentford,” said Lampard.

“He showed especially in the opening moments when it was 11v11 and he was very powerful and fit-looking. We know we’ve not had him since I’ve been here with injuries whether that’s been niggles or coming back from either being injured or trying to get back here and there. And it’s clear he’s not a player that’s been able to give what he’s wanted to give for us and it was nice to see that from him.”

Palace manager Patrick Vieira, meanwhile, features on, describing what he expects from Palace's trip to Goodison.

"I think it will be no different from the last game that they played," said Vieira. "I think they will be playing with a lot of pressure. 

"They will be really aggressive. And I think from the first minute, they will be up in our faces. So we are expecting a tough, tough game."

Back in the Echo, Kevin Campbell praises the "outstanding" form of Jordan Pickford and believes England's first-choice goalkeeper deserves more credit than he's received.

“People sometimes aren’t as quick to praise him as they are to criticise him," said Campbell. “And he’s still such a young goalkeeper. He is nowhere near his prime yet, nowhere near. And Everton really needed him in the last couple games. They key is when your goalkeeper turns up, that’s important.

“When you’re down there and you’re scrapping sometimes you need your goalkeeper to pull you out of the fire, and I think he’s pulled Everton out of the fire in the last couple of games. Everton have done well at the top end of the pitch but defensively…

“When the defence has been breeched he’s been there. He really has been there when it’s mattered. He’s been outstanding.”

Finally, in Turkish outlet Fotomac, Besiktas president Ahmet Nur Cebi outlines his desire to bring Cenk Tosun back to Istanbul, with the Everton striker set to be out of contract this summer.

He said: "Cenk Tosun is like our son, but there is a serious difference between us in terms of wages. Love is different, reality is different. Do I want to bring him back? Yes, for Besiktas."