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Cahill's rallying cry ahead of Chelsea.


TIM CAHILL believes Everton must call upon their indomitable team spirit as they prepare for the sternest test of their Premier League credentials.

David Moyes' side head to leaders Chelsea tomorrow still hurting from last weekend''s shock 4-1 home loss to West Bromwich Albion.

Cahill''s 42nd-minute strike was a rare highlight on a day of gloom for the Goodison outfit, who stand only two points ahead of the relegation zone after a run of five games without a win.

And the Australian - who now has eight goals in 14 games this season - admits only the players themselves can alter the current predicament.

"The West Brom game wasn''t good enough from all of us," said Cahill. "I can only apologise to all of the fans.

"There are no excuses for the performance and we need now to react in the right manner. We need to make sure we do ourselves justice and we have a massive game against Chelsea.

"We have a great squad and we know we are capable of getting of getting more positive Continued on Page 44

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"We need to demand more from each other and now that the times are tough, we need to stick together.

"We all need to stay positive and it is important that you keep supporting us because we will turn the corner."

While Mikel Arteta sits out the trip to Stamford Bridge following his red card against West Brom, Everton will be bolstered by the return from suspension of Marouane Fellaini.

The Belgian missed the last three games after being sent off against Bolton Wanderers last month and is expected to step straight back into the starting line-up.

And the 23-year-old said: "I have had a frustrating time. I was injured then I got back training again, the manager gave me confidence, I played again and then was sent off.

"It is positive in a way because I have thought a lot about it and I know it is my mistake, my error and I will not do it again.

"I have trained hard while I have been suspended and am ready to play. The manager will decide whether I play or not but I am ready."

Meanwhile, a number of clubs are understood to be monitoring the situation of Victor Anichebe.

The Nigerian, who made his first appearance of the season at the weekend after recovering from a knee problem, is out of contract next summer and has yet to agree a new deal at Everton .

We need to stick together - Cahill


Everton midfielder Tim Cahill
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 3, 2010
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