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Anichebe eyes more away success
Victor Anichebe is looking for another away win for Everton when they meet Southampton on Monday night.
Everton are unbeaten in five away games and a win for Everton would mean four away league wins in a row, a feat the club haven’t managed in 25 years.
Anichebe told the club’s official website: “If you look at the game at St James’ Park, away from home we’ll get opportunities to attack, we’ll be passing it, getting it on the counter attack and we will go and create chances.
“At home it’s a bit different. At home teams are coming to us, showing us a lot of respect now.
“They’ve obviously shown us respect in the past but now they’re coming in and thinking, ‘ah, we’ve got Everton.’ And this sitting and defending, it’s quite difficult sometimes to break teams down.
“I think Chelsea are finding the same at the moment. They came away [from Goodison] with a great result but then they find it difficult at home because teams are coming not really attacking so much and playing more of a game plan.
“But hopefully we can get it all together, keep doing well like we are and hopefully we can go to Southampton and get a good result.”
Everton still have some injuries, with Tony Hibbert and Darron Gibson still out and the game is likely to come to early for Kevin Mirallas to feature, despite being back in training. However, Anichebe believes their return can help Everton’s push for European football.
We’re doing really well at the moment and it’s a big positive that we’re getting some of our injured players back,” he added.
“When Kevin comes back, when Gibbo comes back, Hibbo’s [Tony Hibbert] still out – we’ve got a few big players out.
“Hopefully if we can get them back it’ll add another boost for the squad.”