Sean Dyche reveals how things can change after Everton drop back in the relegation zone

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Everton lost 2-0 to Aston Villa at home despite being the better side for the most part of the game. Everton now sits 18th in the table with 21 points, one point adrift of safety. The Toffees were looking for their third consecutive win at Goodison Park after defeating Leeds United and Arsenal in the last three weeks.

Everton started on a bright note, constantly whipping balls in from the left side courtesy of Dwight McNeil and Vitaliy Mykolenko. However, the lack of threat from Neal Maupay meant that Everton did not take their chances and weren’t clinical enough in the final third.

The Frenchman missed a couple of chances from close range whereas his movement did not create any concerns for Villa defenders. Amadou Onana also came close to scoring only to be denied by Emi Martinez.

Sean Dyche on how can things change at Everton

Sean Dyche admitted that the Toffees conceded two soft goals which is unacceptable. Everton have been lacking the killer touch, which has been the case all season. Everton’s failure to sign a striker in the January transfer window is hurting them massively as they continue to be without Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The Englishman is dealing with a hamstring issue, leaving EFC with Ellis Simms and Maupay as striker options. Simms is still raw whereas Maupay is going through an underwhelming spell. Now, Everton have a series of tricky fixtures ahead with games against Arsenal (A), Nottingham Forest (A), Brentford (H), Chelsea (A), Tottenham Hotspur (H) and Manchester United (A).

In his post game presser, Dyche spoke about how can things be improved and if he is paying attention to the current table position as the Toffees have dropped into the relegation zone.

"How things can change?“Working on the training pitch, trying to instil belief. It’s about finding the clarity, the key moments. That’s a work in progress.”Does the table position matter right now?“It doesn’t for me. I know what we have to do. The end of the season is the key table. We know where we’re at. I wasn’t overegging last week when we won. Lots of good work. It’s about the key moments and finding the freedom to go and score.” (via BBC)"

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