Sean Dyche has acknowledged Everton his team remain a work in progress and urged his players to have a greater understanding of the finer details of game management.
The Blues boss was disappointed by his side’s performance in the 1-0 defeat to Arsenal, highlighting the poor use of possession and an inability to transition from defence into attack. Everton had just one shot on target in the whole game - a long-range effort from Idrissa Gueye - and did not trouble their opponents even when chasing an equaliser.
Dyche stressed the strength of the opposition, with Arsenal having finished second in the Premier League last season and then building on that platform with the signing of players including Declan Rice. But he also accepted the display could not simply be dismissed as having been a narrow defeat to a talented team and insisted lessons must be learnt from the game.
The defeat was Everton’s third consecutive loss at Goodison Park. The previous two, against Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers, were also by a single goal scored in the final third of each match and the first two performances were more promising despite the results.
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Asked what he believes needs to change in order for the Blues to discover improvements in L4, Dyche said: “The details, tuning in and anticipating the game. Arsenal did it much better than us in and out of possession.
“The details of football are not always as clearly obvious on the eye. I can see it - the transitions of football, what people read in situations and people delivering the details - it is so big. ItRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk