April 12, 2024

Pundit makes claim about Everton boss Sean Dyche as ‘unfair’ stigma is questioned.

Everton have never really been tied to one specific way of playing football, but instead have maintained a number of core principles that are tied to the fanbases ideals.

As a tireless following built in a working-class city, it should come as no surprise that the home support commands a relentless work rate as a prerequisite.

Over the years many sub-par players have made strong careers at Goodison Park based purely on trying their best, with David Moyes arguably understanding that more than most.

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However, since Farhad Moshiri has taken over, those ideals have become somewhat muddled amidst the flurry of managerial movements overseen.

Only now, with Sean Dyche back in charge, do they seem to be returning to those key principles.

And yet, the former Burnley man is far from the footballing dinosaur many would brand him.

His years at Turf Moor saw him stick with a certain brand of football, but one that was born out of necessity given his lack of funding, Since moving to Merseyside, the football is far from boring.

Chris Sutton would seek to outline this, speaking on the Monday Night Club about the stigma attached to the 52-year-old.

What did Chris Sutton say about Sean Dyche?

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He noted: ‘It is not sort of how Sean Dyche, and it’s slightly unfair how he is viewed as a manager, in terms of being quite basic with his approach.

‘I think it’s unfair because he kept Burnley up for, well, you know they went down eventually, but kept them up for many years with a pragmatic approach.’

‘But when you sort of see the, I mean I’m not into XG as much as Rory, but when you when you see Everton this season, the opportunities have been there. But I also take you your point Mark about they have good wide players, they have good centre forwards, you know Calvert-Lewin especially, Doucoure is a decent size, where that’s a great strength.’

Eddie Howe was another to jump to praise Dyche recently too.

How do Everton play under Sean Dyche?

Whilst they are compact and operate with a defence-first mentality under Dyche, Everton are hardly left offensively hamstrung by the system.

After all, the frequency with which they create chances is startling, with their expected goals tally of 23.30 the ninth-highest in the entire Premier League above the likes of Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester United.

A lack of quality in front of goal is seriously hampering his progress as manager of the Toffees, but those who watch them week in and week out are aware of just how far they have come under his leadership.

Realistically, most are likely happy to remain under the radar as an attacking threat, so long as in the end they can find their scoring touch and fire themselves to the safety they deserve.


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