Dyche Ready to Transform ‘Negative’ Image at Everton


“Dyche’s Team Faces Challenges After Heavy Losses, Looks to Turn Things Around Against Wolves”

Sean Dyche’s Everton experienced a tough start to the Premier League season, suffering a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa after their earlier 1-0 loss at home to Fulham. The team’s recent struggles come on the backdrop of narrowly avoiding relegation in the past two seasons, maintaining their unbroken record of 70 years in the English top-flight.

Dyche, who took the reins midway through the previous season to stave off relegation, is determined to reshape the narrative as they prepare to face Wolves on Saturday.

“Since I joined, it’s been a constant chatter about needing a lift, with terms like ‘crisis’ and other negative notions circulating,” explained the former Burnley manager.

“This has been Everton’s narrative for a while now. Our responsibility is to alter that storyline. It starts with us on the field, with the team and myself changing the discourse.”

Despite their current struggles, Dyche remains resolute, citing that a season can’t be judged solely based on two games. He highlighted the team’s promising performance against Fulham, where despite playing well, they failed to secure a win, altering the narrative yet again.

The loss to Fulham was particularly disappointing due to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s absence. The injury-prone striker returned to action against Villa but had to leave the game in the first half following a clash with Argentina’s Emi Martinez, leaving him with swelling around his cheekbone.

Unfortunately, Calvert-Lewin will be unavailable for the upcoming match against Wolves, and the extent of his injury is still being assessed.

“He’s scheduled to see a specialist tomorrow,” Dyche revealed on Thursday. “Initially, the specialist advised waiting for the swelling to subside before further assessment. Sadly, he won’t be available this weekend. It’s part of the process to get the right diagnosis and follow the necessary protocols.”

Adding to Everton’s challenges, talks of new investment in the club fell through this week. American investors MSP Sports Capital were set to acquire a 25 percent stake in the club, but the deal didn’t materialize.

Dyche clarified that this setback won’t alter his plans for the remaining days of the transfer window, although he acknowledged the club’s tight budget. “We understand the need to find creative solutions and make things happen, given our financial limitations,” he noted. “I was well aware of our financial situation when I took on this role.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *