By Saikat Mandal

3rd Feb, 2023 | 10:10pm

Michael Keane would benefit under Sean Dyche as Everton relegation claim made by BBC pundit

Everton defender Michael Keane will be one of the players to benefit from the appointment of Sean Dyche, according to Clinton Morrison.

The BBC pundit said on BBC 5 Live Sport that the Toffees players need to give their 100 per cent because they have to realise that they are in “big trouble”.

The Toffees are 19th in the Premier League at the moment, and their survival could be at stake. Morrison says the players must realise that they could be playing in the Championship next season if they don’t perform now.

“He’s [Michael Keane] worked under him at Burnley. So Michael Keane could come out, he has been frozen out to be fair,” said Morrison.

“I always look at those kinds of players and say they will give 100 per cent. That’s what you got to realise because if you fail then you’re in big trouble because you’re going to be playing Championship football next season. It’s as simple as that.”


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The pattern repeats. The cycle repeats. The club never learn. 

Last season, it was a similar situation. At this stage, Rafa Benitez was sacked and Frank Lampard was brought in. The Toffees were fighting for survival. 

This time, it’s a similar story. Lampard has been sacked. Dyche has come in. Everton are still fighting for survival. Nothing has changed. 

Last month, they lost another key player in Anthony Gordon who moved to Newcastle. If there’s any difference, it is that Benitez actually made a few good signings. 

The likes of Nathan Patterson and Vitali Mykolenko were brought in January and they have been key players for this side. Dyche didn’t enjoy a similar situation as the Toffees failed to provide him with a single new player to work with. 

He has to get the best out of the existing players, the same players who have taken the club to 19th in the league so far, sans Gordon. 

The next 18 games will seal Everton’s destiny, and it’s not going to be easy.