Frank Lampard tells Everton 'to finish the job' and retain top flight status

Everton currently sit two places above the drop zone but Toffees boss Frank Lampard is refusing to rest on his laurels.

A win over Leicester on the weekend made it 10 points from their last five games and they now sit above rivals Burnley and Leeds United in 17th and 18th, respectively.

Everton are on 35 points, one more than the other two sides but also have one game in hand and three fixtures remaining.

However, Lampard has told his players to continue performing the way they have done and 'finish the job'.

"It's the only message for us. As much as we enjoyed the weekend, it was a game which got us out of the relegation zone with four games to go but it is very dangerous to relax on that," said Lampard.

"As much as we can talk about the fans, us as players and staff, the only message is we have to go now and finish the job, which is a tough job.

"We have to expect the worst, everyone else can win, but we can control ourselves so there is absolutely no way we can relax. That's the biggest message.

"To under-estimate it because Watford are relegated would be our biggest danger. Every game in the Premier League is dangerous, especially when you travel away. The minute you think you have cracked it, it becomes dangerous."

Frank Lampard Everton May22

Sunday's victory at Leicester was Everton's first on the road in the Premier League since August but, with two more away games to come, Lampard wants to see more consistency.

"It's a step forward. Getting one result doesn't mean you go and get more," he added.

"You have to understand why we got the result: the team was together in every moment, fought for every chance, and defended very tight.

"That's what gets you good results away from home and consistently doing that is the big challenge."

One player Everton are likely to be without is centre back Yerry Mina who is out with a calf injury and may not be back until the final day of the season.

"Yerry has a small injury in his calf and so he won't be playing," added Lampard.

"We're probably looking towards the last game that he'll be available for."

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