As the international break draws to a close, Everton boss Sean Dyche is contemplating which players to include in his starting line-up for Monday’s clash against Tottenham.
The majority of the Toffees squad remained in training over the past week, while Jordan Pickford and Abdoulaye Doucoure, who were on international duty, are expected to return uninjured. This break in Premier League action has given Dyche more time to fine-tune his training sessions and tactics, ensuring that his players understand what is required of them for the rest of the season.
With only ten games remaining, Everton needs to secure their Premier League status and avoid the disaster of relegation to the Championship. Dyche has a clear, relatively simple, and effective strategy, as evidenced by the Toffees’ acquisition of eleven valuable points since his appointment.
After using Neal Maupay and Ellis Simms, and now Demarai Gray, as the lone forward since taking over as manager, Sean Dyche has been missing his preferred choice for the position, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has been struggling with injuries. Calvert-Lewin has only played for just over an hour in Dyche’s first game in charge, and has been mostly sidelined since then. His injury problems have become a frustrating distraction for Everton, and it remains to be seen whether he will be fit enough to start against Spurs. However, given his recurrent injury issues, the possibility of his return still seems remote.