Jagielka targets clean sheets

The Toffees are renowned for keeping things tight at the back under

David Moyes, although they have kept Premier League opposition

scoreless just once this season. Everton shut out Blackburn at

Ewood Park at the end of August, however, Moyes’ troops still

required Rovers to miss two penalty kicks in the game. Jagielka is

not happy with his personal form and is determined to help Everton

keep more clean sheets over the next month, starting with their

weekend trip to Stamford Bridge. “Am I happy with my form? No, not

really,” he told the Liverpool Echo. “I’ve given away a couple of

penalties which is very frustrating, but I suppose that’s what

happens if you’re a defender. “I’d love to be standing here and

saying ‘yes, I’m really, really happy’ but I analyse my own game

and set pretty high standards and hopefully in a month’s time we’ll

have kept a few clean sheets and if you ask me the same question

I’ll be a lot happier.” Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas will be

without record signing Fernando Torres through suspension, although

Jagielka knows there will be plenty more attacking weapons to

silence. “Fernando Torres won’t be available because of a

suspension but they have plenty of strength in depth,” he

concluded.