Everton boss Ronald Koeman insists they will not take Burnley lightly, despite their unblemished home record in the Premier League this year.
Seven teams have travelled to Goodison Park in the Premier League in 2017, and all have left with nothing.
The sole blemish on Everton’s home record since the turn of the year was a 2-1 defeat to Leicester City in the FA Cup, though they put that memory to bed with a 4-2 win over the Foxes last Sunday.
The Toffees have scored 26 league goals at Goodison since losing 1-0 to Merseyside rivals Liverpool, including a 4-0 thumping of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
The Clarets, therefore, couldn’t be faced with a much tougher task as they aim to continue their improved form away from Turf Home.
And Koeman believes they must keep up their level of performance from recent weeks to secure a victory against the Clarets.
“We can’t make the mistake of looking at Burnley’s away record because every game is different,” Koeman insisted.
“We have momentum at home but we know we need to be 100% at it. We need to be concentrated, disciplined and we need to play out of a good organisation with a lot of freedom for the front players.
“We have a lot of creativity with some players in front and we know we have a great finisher who will create chances and he will score which is a big boost for the team at home.
“If we play on the same level as the Leicester game, we have a lot of possibilities to win against Burnley, but we need to start the game well and maintain our concentration, like we did in our recent home games.”
After taking three points in four of Ronald Koeman’s first five games in charge of the team, Everton suffered a dip in form, winning just the once between September and the start of December, leaving them in mid-table.
Scott Arfield’s winner against Everton earlier in the campaign
However, results picked up again and Everton have climbed the table, sitting seventh and 10 points clear of West Brom below them.
Due to results in the domestic cup competitions, their current position will be enough to secure a return to the Europa League after a two-year absence.
Romelu Lukaku is the obvious dangerman for the Dutchman’s side, boasting an impressive 23 goals so far in what is his best Premier League campaign to date.
The Belgian international has 12 goals at Goodison in 2017, scoring in every single game there in all competitions, most notably netting four in a 6-3 battering of Bournemouth.
Lukaku has been named on the shortlist for both the PFA Player and Young Player of the Season awards, showing just how good he has been this term.
Everton have been most threatening from set-pieces in recent weeks, striking four times from corners in their last three, with captain Phil Jagielka finding the net twice.
The Toffees have also been excellent from crossing situations in recent months too, scoring from at least one in every game bar Middlesbrough since the start of February.
However, defensive errors have leaked a few goals. Poor mistakes have resulted in goals against Spurs, Liverpool and Leicester in the last month.
Despite these brief lapses, Everton are certainly a much stronger team than the last time the two sides met, thanks to their rejuvenated firepower up front.