No Lukaku but Blues must be very wary of this Everton man warns Willian

Lacina Traore

Chelsea star Willian has warned his teammates to pay close attention to Everton striker Lacina Traore.

This afternoon, Chelsea come face to face with Everton in arguably the match of the weekend: The current Premier League leaders against a side who have come on leaps and bounds under new boss Roberto Martinez.

With Romelu Lukaku ineligible to play for his parent-club, the Toffees are likely to pin their hopes on another on-loan front man – Lacina Traore – and Blues midfielder Willian has had his say on the Ivorian.

Speaking to Chelsea’s official club website, the Brazilian said of his former Anzhi teammate, “He’s a great player.

“He’s a very tall player who can protect the ball and knows how to score goals.

“We will have to be very attentive and take good notice of him because he’s a dangerous player, and if you give him an opportunity he will score.”

Traore has already proved that, netting in the 3-1 FA Cup win over Swansea City last weekend.

And with a European place still very much an option for Martinez’s side, he will be hoping Traore can get on the score-sheet again this afternoon, and help the Toffees complete a double over Jose Mourinho’s men.

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