Sean Dyche applauds the 30-year-old’s impact in Everton’s win over Newcastle

Sean Dyche has showered praise on midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure for his standout performance against Newcastle United, relays the SportsView. The Toffees secured a crucial 3-0 victory at Goodison Park, lifting them out of the relegation zone. Doucoure contributed significantly, scoring the second goal of the game.

Dyche highlighted Doucoure’s versatility, emphasizing that the player adapted well to a deep-lying midfield role due to James Garner’s illness before the match. Despite the tactical adjustment, Doucoure delivered a “terrific” performance, showcasing his importance to the team.

The match saw Dwight McNeil and summer signing Beto also find the net, securing Everton’s third win in the last four Premier League games. Doucoure’s consistent form under Dyche has been pivotal, with the midfielder already notching five goals in the current Premier League campaign.

Previously overlooked under Frank Lampard, Doucoure has reclaimed his spot as a key player at Everton. His recent contract extension reflects Dyche’s confidence in his abilities. While capable as a defensive midfielder, Doucoure’s advanced positioning allows him to capitalize on goal-scoring opportunities, as evident in the Newcastle clash.

Doucoure’s multifaceted contributions include an average of 1.6 tackles and 1.5 key passes per game, according to Whoscored. Dyche, recognizing Doucoure’s significance, will be hopeful that the midfielder remains injury-free to lead Everton to a respectable position in the Premier League, especially amid a ten-point deduction.