Everton face a tough run of fixtures in their pursuit of survival. Games against Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal make their task difficult.
The Merseysiders were excellent in the first 20 minutes against Palace but fell apart after Guehi put the hosts ahead with a deft header. Lampard ominously stressed that some of the mistakes are ‘intrinsic’ and ‘cultural’.
Asked how difficult survival will be, Lampard added: “Huge. Some of the things I’ve seen out there and in our last away game (5-0 loss at Tottenham) are intrinsic. They’re in the culture and the don’t turn with a flick of a switch.
“They change with a lot of hard work and character. I’m up for that and I believe the players are up for that. They have to show that in games and they have to show reactions in games to do things better.