Everton defender Sylvain Distin believes manager David Moyes' decision to toughen up training last week had the desired effect.
After the humiliating 4-1 home defeat to West Brom Moyes said he wanted the players to rediscover some of their determination and fighting qualities.
So he tailored training to encourage that and Distin feels it paid off in their 1-1 draw at Chelsea at the weekend.
"Usually training is hard but last week has been one of the toughest weeks," he said.
"On Monday we didn't touch a ball, we did some proper, pre-season style running, and then Tuesday the game was really intense with a lot of contact and not many fouls.
"I think he wanted to make sure we got back in the Everton mode where you are hard, and tough to beat. It worked but I hope this week won't be the same."