Donovan: Everton are equals with top clubs

On-loan LA Galaxy striker Landon Donovan believes Everton can compete with those teams in the upper reaches of the Premier League.

On-loan LA Galaxy striker Landon Donovan believes Everton can compete with those teams in the upper reaches of the Premier League.

The Toffees beat leaders Manchester City but were then held to a draw by bottom side Wigan at the weekend.

"Since the day I got here there has always been the belief this team can compete with any team in the Premier League," said the United States international, who is in his second spell with Everton.

"When I was here last time we beat Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and should have drawn at Tottenham - so there is no fear in this club.

"We have a lot of respect for Chelsea, they are one of the best teams in the world, but we feel at Goodison we have a chance and we are going to go for it.

"They've come off an interesting result against Manchester United (squandering a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 on Sunday) so it will be an interesting game to see how they respond to that.

"We feel good in how we're playing, we like how we're playing right now and our form has been pretty good so it makes for a really good match-up."

 

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