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.
I hope Chelsea players take their anger out on the Everton team today. Some Everton fans were setting off fireworks outside the Chelsea hotel last night to try to give the team some sort of advantage. #EVECHE
— Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) May 1, 2022
Fireworks going off outside the Hilton, where Chelsea players will spend the night.
Can’t blame the fans, doing everything in their power.😂
— The Everton End (@TheEvertonEnd) April 30, 2022
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.
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.”