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After Chelsea lesson, Lampard must be careful with the challenges at Everton

02 Feb 2022 | 13:56 | Football

 Coach Frank Lampard has accepted to become the new captain of Everton and the Chelsea legend is expected to revive the Merseyside club soon.

Everton have gone halfway through the Premier League with very disappointing results when they only won 19 points after 20 rounds, ranked 16th in the rankings and only 4 points above the group holding the red light.

That poor record sent coach Rafa Benitez flying and to revive the team for the rest of the season, The Toffees Board invited EPL legend and former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard to sit in. hot seat.

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Everton’s position on the table is very worrying.  

In front of Lampard will be many challenges that he himself needs to overcome with Everton.

Improve the defense

Everton’s defense has deteriorated significantly this season, as evidenced by the fact that they have conceded 35 goals in the Premier League. In particular, the pair of central defenders Yerry Mina – Michael Keane are those who are considered as weak points in The Toffees’ defense.

Earlier, Everton also parted ways with left-back Lucas Digne and brought in Vitaliy Mykolenko as a replacement.

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Everton have 15 times to let the opponent take the lead this season.  

In addition, statistics also show that Everton have 15 times conceded first in the Premier League, as well as having to receive up to 8 goals from corner kicks, the data shows the ability to defend and fight against situations. poor judgment of the Merseyside representative.

Take advantage of Van de Beek 

The arrival of Donny Van de Beek under a loan deal from Man United is expected to help Everton increase creativity and efficiency in the ball.

Statistics show that, after 3 seasons with Ajax, the Dutch midfielder has scored 28 goals and 21 assists, as well as being an expert in turning the ball in the area of ​​​​the opponent’s third of the field.

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Van de Beek possesses the ability to penetrate the penalty area and score as powerful as coach Frank Lampard when he was playing.  

Therefore, if he can help the Dutch midfielder find his peak form, coach Frank Lampard will have a powerful card in hand at Everton in the near future. Not to mention, they have also successfully recruited another creative player from Tottenham, Dele Alli.

Managing with the Board of Directors

Similar to Chelsea, Everton is also being considered a true “millennial” manager in the Premier League with many strategists having to leave Goodison Park “no trumpets and no drums”.

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Everton under owner Farhad Moshiri often does not keep patience with coaches holding hot seats.  

Therefore, coach Lampard will need to do his best if he does not want to go through another time of having to receive a dismissal from the Board of Directors like when he was at Chelsea.