Everton fans set off fireworks in front of the Chelsea Hotel at 2:40 a.m. ahead of the Premier League clash

Everton fans mercilessly launched a series of fireworks outside the Chelsea team hotel before the Premier League clash.

Thomas Tuchel’s team suffered a heavy blow in preparation for today’s game at Goodison Park.

Everton fans set off fireworks outside the Hilton Hotel in an attempt to disturb the Chelsea team’s sleep.

A video of the fireworks being set off surfaced online and reportedly lasted over an hour and a half until almost 3am.

Everton are currently in their last relegation spot before hosting third-placed Chelsea.

They are five points behind Leeds United and Burnley, who secured a big win at Watford on Saturday.

The Toffees, however, are two games behind their relegation rivals.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Tuchel, who replaced Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge, admits things are going to be a little uncomfortable on the technical side considering the nature of how he got the job.

When asked if it would be a little surreal to find Lampard on the touchline, the German coach replied: “A little bit, yes. I still don’t feel 100% comfortable because I replaced him in the middle of the year.

“We had a quick chat because he was a true gentleman and he sent me a long message after I took over and replied to him.

“I had that feeling and I knew the decision was made and that it had nothing to do with sending him off because I was happy to see a legend like that on the sidelines of his club.

“This is a really cool story and a story that football needs, like Pep Guardiola at Barcelona and now Xavi at Barcelona. I like that kind of story.

“So playing against him now at Everton is great because I was also a huge fan of him as a player and he was a real gentleman when I took over. So I’ll definitely be happy to meet him in person.

“Although we won’t exchange any gifts. That’s agreed. I’m also excited because a lot of people tell me how great the atmosphere can be at Goodison Park and this is one of the real old school English courses to play on.”

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