"It's important," he told the London Evening Standard when speaking about Saturday's game.
"We always knew this week was going to be a big one for us.
"We're still unbeaten in a load of games and hopefully we can finish the week off strongly by getting a win against Fulham. That will put us in a strong position.
"It was important for us not to lose against Everton. We still have a lot of confidence. It didn't quite happen for us in the final third but overall we were quite solid. We're looking forward to the weekend.
"It's always important. Last season we showed it with (Tomas) Rosicky coming in after injury and he was fantastic," he said.
"The squad is going to be important for us now. Hopefully everyone will stay fit and we can finish the job off."