Everton suffered another Premier League defeat on Saturday, but Sean Dyche says there are positives to take from loss against Wolves.
Everton remain bottom of the Premier League without a point on the board or a goal scored yet this season. Sean Dyche saw his side pass up plenty of opportunities at Goodison Park, as the Toffees’ finishing let them down again.
A late winner for Wolves from Sasa Kalajdzic set the seal on another disappointing day for Everton.
As with the 1-0 loss to Fulham on the opening day, Everton can point to the many chances they created as a sign of a decent performance going unrewarded. However, the Merseyside club’s inability to score regularly is such a long-standing issue that it cannot be brushed off so easily.
Despite it being so early in the season, there have to be serious concerns about Everton. They have to find a way to produce some kind of cutting edge.
Dyche defends Everton as boos rain down
Dyche remains bullish that his team are on the right track. Despite being booed off at full-time, the manager felt his side showed plenty of promise on the pitch. Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Dyche said, “they performed in a team unit and they’ve delivered as a team unit. No one thinks about that, they just see the scoreline. It’s really frustrating but we can’t just say we’re frustrated every week. We have to go out and correct that.”
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Everton certainly worked hard, and largely controlled the match. Wolves were restricted to very few opportunities, whilst the hosts carved out plenty of chances for themselves.
If it weren’t for the fact that they’ve seen the same story play out so many times before, the Goodison Park faithful might have been in a more conciliatory mood at full-time. However, it is perfectly understandable that on this occasion they felt compelled to voice their displeasure with such familiar failings.
Stats and performance levels are something for Dyche to cling to and try to build on on the training pitch, but Everton are desperate for actual results when it matters.