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Everton boss Lampard: Fringe players chance against Arsenal

Everton boss Frank Lampard insists there'll be no relaxing against Arsenal today.

The Toffees secured their Premier League status for 2022/23 in dramatic fashion at Goodison Park on Thursday evening, fighting back to win 3-2 against Crystal Palace after trailing 2-0 at half-time.

Now, attentions switch to the final game of the campaign, with a trip to The Emirates to face Arsenal on Sunday (4pm) - with Lampard looking forward to watching his players perform without the intense pressure of a relegation battle looming over them.

"I will relax more and I don't mean that in a light-hearted way because I understand Arsenal and Tottenham are in a battle and we'll go and do our absolute best to approach the game in the right way," he said.

"At the same time, we've not had that luxury - others have and we saw that playing against Brentford and then again against Palace in the first half. There's something nice about 'relaxing'.

"Since my first day here we've not had chance to do that and maybe that's the Premier League, but our situation also added to that.

"It'll be nice for the players to have that feeling.

"A couple of players who maybe haven't had opportunities will get opportunities, but we'll be going full pelt to try to get the right result."


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