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We owe the fans after Stamford Bridge slump, admits Cleverley.

EVERTON midfielder Tom Cleverley admits the Blues owe their fans a positive response against Swansea City following their 5-0 thrashing at Chelsea on Saturday.

Under previous manager Roberto Martinez, there were eight home defeats last season but so far this term the side are unbeaten at Goodison Park.

Cleverley said: "We are massively disappointed and we have got to give something back to our fans when we play Swansea after the international break.

"We don't have many players who stay at home in these breaks so it's not easy, but we've got to try to put this to the back of our minds and work hard.

"After the last season, we owe it to our fans to make Goodison Park a bit of a fortress.

"Hopefully that run can continue but we will have to put this defeat to the back of our minds as quickly as possible because it wasn't good enough."

The former Manchester United man conceded that Ronald Koeman's side were second best to the Londoners in every department as they slumped to their biggest Premier League defeat in over seven years and was left frustrated that the upcoming international break denies the Blues the chance to get the result out of their system straight away.

Cleverley said: "In every aspect of the game, they were better than us.

"We fully accept that we were beaten by the better team on the day.

"We have got to look at ourselves and have two weeks to sort it out, which is a shame because you like to put these things right quickly, rather than dwell on them."

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Nov 7, 2016
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