How did Everton emerge stronger after deducting 10 points from their score?
Firstly, praise must be given to Everton's strong response since being handed the biggest game penalty in English Premier League history on 17 November. Everton technical director Sean Dyche and his players react to Saturday's 1-2 draw against Tottenham after the match ended in a positive draw with one goal for each team, despite the team losing two consecutive games against Fulham in the League Cup last week. Despite deducting 10 points (due to the club's financial irregularities), which led to a last-place finish in the English Premier League table, he was exceptional. Now, after losing to Tottenham and winning 4 in a row in the English Premier League, Everton are 7 points away in sixteenth place in the league table. Here are some of the factors that led to the team's rise.
The penalty is a deduction of 10 points
Everton showed significant improvement before the penalty; He won 6 out of 9 matches in all competitions. Sean Dyche accurately described the punishment meted out to his team: “Some people called it off and said we should start again, and that's what we did.” However, there is no doubt that the club as a whole has been deeply affected by the shock of being subjected to such a significant punishment. After the international break, which coincided with the decision of the penalized team, Dyche gathered his players to discuss the consequences of the penalty on the first day they all returned to the club. Dyche immediately felt that the players had a great desire to react strongly and do their best to let nothing stand in the way of the team's progress. This is not just talk; Instead, players have already shown it inside the green rectangle.
Even earlier differences between the fans and the board of directors have been put aside. Instead, public anger turned on those in charge of the Premier League; They tried to punish Everton as the fans believed; Not only because of the club's mismanagement, but also as a way to show that an independent regulatory body is not needed. The findings of the independent panel (which imposed fines in line with those proposed by the Premier League) reinforced Everton's feeling that they were being punished in part for building a magnificent new stadium at Bramley Moor.
As former Everton and current Fulham coach Marco Silva said on his return to Goodison Park last week: “You can see them all working together: the fans, the team and the staff. “When that happens at a club like Everton, it's always stronger.”
Everton's backline was very good after the penalty awarded to the club. The team emerged with a clean sheet as they made it four consecutive wins in the English Premier League, and Michael Keane's own goal against his side in the League Cup last week was Everton's first in 416 minutes. In the original game (mostly with stoppage time), Sean Dyche's men almost snatched a tie in the dying seconds, had it not been for Crossbar, before the team lost by two goals to one against Tottenham. Bad luck.
James Tarkowski has captained the club in Seamus Coleman's absence this season, taking on leadership responsibilities both on and off the pitch. In addition, Tarkowski's vast experience and impressive individual skills provided the perfect environment for 21-year-old Grad Brandtwaite, who shone brightly in Everton's defensive line. England national team coach Gareth Southgate was in attendance to witness another fine display from Brandwhite in Everton's recent win over Chelsea.
Vitaly Mikulenko has been impressive at left-back since recovering from a long-term hamstring injury, although the Ukraine international has recently suffered a fresh injury. The team had a major problem at right back; But with the absence of veterans Ashley Young and Coleman, Nathan Patterson is now in a position to be handed a starting spot. However, it was Everton's collective structure led by Daesh that made the team a formidable opponent and an invincible opponent for rivals.
Impressive positions from home
Previously, Everton fans would travel in large numbers behind the team to away matches; But he often returned frustrated. However, the team has won more matches away from home this season than they have won away from home in the last two seasons. The numbers and statistics indicate that Tottenham are the only team in the English Premier League this season with the highest number of points from away matches (18 points for Tottenham compared to 16 points for Everton). Saturday's defeat at Tottenham Stadium prevented Everton from recording their best result away from home since winning the league title in 1970.
This glorious journey, which started even before the points were deducted, reflects the improved mentality Daesh instilled in his players during training and the strong and unique bond between all the players. Of course, what helped this was the great desire of the players to implement the technical director's tactical plans and carry out all his instructions on the field, which was clearly demonstrated when Dyche was forced to change the plan in the match that Everton beat Burnley. And replace some players from the starting line-up in the tournament. Competition day. Dyche said before the match with Tottenham: “When I came here, there was a lot of hype about the team's performance away from home. But we managed to change it together. I think the mood has improved significantly. I know I use the word (mood) a lot; but it's At all levels in the club.
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Dominic Calvert-Lewin remains a key figure in Everton's forward line; But the team doesn't rely on him like before. Calvert-Lewin has not scored in 8 matches; But Everton won five of them thanks to goals from Abdoulaye Doukoure, Mikulenko, Dwight McNeill, Beto and Amato Onana. Dukor, who played the savior in last season's relegation battle, has become a very potent force in the attacking line under Daiichi and his current absence due to his hamstring injury is certainly a painful blow. Team. The club began to reap the benefits of a focus on strengthening their attacking options in the upcoming summer transfer window, with Dyche and director of football Kevin Thelwell working to sign Beto, Jack Harrison and Youssef Al-Sharmiti. The club faced. Harrison succeeded in creating much-needed balance on the right-hand side for the team last season, and new signing Lewis Dubin added strength to the competition and bolstered the options available in the attacking line.
As we mentioned earlier, the technical director succeeded in developing standards and improving performance and results before deducting points; But he has since proved that he is the best man to deal with crises. Dyche refused to let any feelings of despair or injustice seep into the players' hearts, focusing primarily on winning any Premier League game they played. His 'this is it, let's get over it' attitude is what Everton need to get out of this crisis.
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