Everton manager, Frank Lampard has praised the Everton fans after the teams much needed victory against his former employers, Chelsea on Sunday at the Goodison Park.

“The fans were the man of the match today, from the drive in to the support, which we need with where we are.

“They (the supporters) are in the middle of it, I’m pleased the players can see that and what it means to the fans. They got behind us and were nicely aggressive. We have been good at Goodison since I have been here and we have to maintain that.

“We have to stay level-headed because there are a lot of points to play for and we are still in the relegation zone. We have to go with that same spirit in every game.” Lampard told Sky Sports’.

Since the creation of the Premier League in 1992, Everton have never suffered relegation from the Premier League.

A quick strike from Brazilian Richarlison in the second half was enough to give the home side the maximum three points Thomas Tuchel men.

Chelsea tried to fight their way back but were denied an equaliser by an inspired sequence of saves from Jordan Pickford.

“Jordan made great saves. He is such a great lad, he is England’s number one and that is the reason why. That is top-level goalkeeping.” Said Lampard.

Everton remained 18th on the log with two points behind both Burnley and Leeds United, but have a game in hand.