Everton manager Frank Lampard has pinpointed key areas the Toffees should correct ahead of a tricky trip to Leicester City this weekend.
Placed in the bottom three of the English Premier League table, Everton will have to show character in their two consecutive Premier League away fixtures against the Foxes and Watford.
“We have got three away games to go, and we have to change that [form],” he told evertontv. “We can’t rely on our home matches. We have to be really ready for Leicester.
“The players have to understand a gameplan is important and have the discipline to do it through the whole game.”
Lampard has urged his players to exercise discipline away to Leicester and Watford at Vicarage Road on Wednesday.
Everton will be seeking to build on their 1-0 home win against Chelsea last weekend while maintaining their four-game unbeaten run at Goodison Park.
“Against Chelsea, we had a plan to work through the game, but the players also showed the extra bit – the extra effort, which is the magic to get you a result.
“We deserved to win the game. Jordan Pickford made great saves – people will highlight that and rightly so – but we also had chances to make it a more comfortable win for us. It was absolutely brilliant from everyone.
“We need to be a unit that fights in these five games like we did against Chelsea.
“Whether the players start the game or come on as a sub, the squad has to be together. They showed against Chelsea that they are, but that means nothing if we don’t follow it up.
“We have to follow it up.”
Everton will be forced to start registering results in the English top flight league in order to defend their longest presence in the English Premier League next season.