Everton boss Roberto Martinez has challenged his players to kickstart their season against Chelsea this weekend.

Everton have opened the campaign with three consecutive draws.

"This is a fresh start for us," said Martinez. "The season starts now. We are catching up in terms of points and we have to take this as a real opportunity. We want accept the responsibility and we want the pressure to do well.

"We want Goodison to be a difficult place for teams to come to. We want to put the tension into the play. Playing at Goodison gives you an advantage. The crowd are close to the pitch and you have to take that edge.

"It will take a lot to beat Chelsea. The experience and the amount of talent they have got. It will certainly take a lot to beat them (to the title) this season."

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