Fireworks were set off outside the Hilton hotel in the early hours of the morning in Liverpool where Chelsea were believed to be staying ahead of the vital clash with Everton in the Premier League at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.
Frank Lampard’s side find themselves five points away from Leeds United in 17th place in the Premier League, but with two games in hand over the Yorkshire side. Everton need results and they need to find them fast after relegation rivals Burnley recorded their third win on the spin on Saturday.
Everton were beaten 2-0 in the Merseyside derby last Sunday at Anfield, but home form is going to be key if they are to fight their way out of being relegated for the first time in the history of the club.
The Toffee Blues shared a video of the fireworks going off on their Twitter feed:
It remains to be seen whether the fireworks will have disrupted Chelsea enough for Everton to take all three points in the hugely important match as Thomas Tuchel’s side come into the game in third place and in the FA Cup final against the Blues’ neighbours Liverpool.
Everton boss Frank Lampard will come against his former side Chelsea for the first time since being sacked at Stamford Bridge with all focus on the Blues picking up all three points at Goodison Park.