Dyche Calls For Relentless Attitude

Sean Dyche praised the relentless attitude of his players after two impressive wins on the road - but has called for a continuation of that this weekend.  

The Toffees produced two quality performances to accompany two away wins in the space of five days. After securing their first Premier League win of the season with an imposing 3-1 victory at Brentford, Dyche's side then ended Aston Villa's run of 10 straight home victories with a dominant 2-1 success in the third round of the Carabao Cup.  

Speaking in Thursday's press conference held at Finch Farm, the Everton boss was keen to commend his group for not being deterred by the lack of positive results early in the season and instead maintaining the consistency of collective displays that helped them secure two morale-boosting triumphs over the past week. 

"The players have put a lot of effort into getting the rewards we have been due this season, but haven't got," Dyche explained.  

"I am pleased with the relentless attitude of the players to keep performing, that's a key factor when results aren't going your way. You can't just wait for them to happen, you have to make them happen. I think in the last two performances, we have done that." 

Up next is a return to Premier League action for Everton as they welcome Luton Town to Goodison Park (Saturday, 3pm BST kick-off).  

The Hatters were promoted from the Championship last season but are winless in this new Premier League campaign. From the outside, it may be tempting to see the contest as an ideal opportunity for the Blues to put another three points on the board.  

Dyche, though, knows Rob Edwards' men are battling hard to secure their first victory of the season and highlighted that they can't be underestimated this weekend.  

"There's an expectation at Everton Football Club [to win] every game," he said. "That's been made very clear to me since I have been here. Every game is winnable and every game we go in to win it.  

"Luton are working hard in games, so we have got to deliver a performance. We certainly take nobody lightly, that's for sure, and the players know that." 


The victories at Brentford and Aston Villa extended Everton's improving away record to just one defeat in nine. At home, however, the Blues have managed just one success in eight outings.

Despite the contrast in form on the road compared to at Goodison Park, Dyche reiterated performances in L4, particularly this season, have been strong and said the Toffees are on the right path to fixing the small details that have cost them positive results on Merseyside in recent matches.  

"[We’ve had] two very dominant performances at home at the beginning of the season," he added.  

"We didn’t score and let one in. It’s the fine lines of football. Those games, really, with the performance levels, should’ve been dealt with before the end of the game. That’s for sure. We shouldn’t be scrambling around at the end of the game.  

"You have to score goals and we’re beginning to see this team is capable of scoring goals. I think that’s a good sign. 

"Goodison has been great – the crowd, the noise, the feel. It’s just about the final moment and the clinical side of a performance. That cutting edge is beginning to show and long may it continue."