By Liam Thomas

4th Feb, 2023 | 2:50pm

Rio Ferdinand gushes over Sean Dyche blueprint in Everton clash v Arsenal

Rio Ferdinand believes the early signs of Sean Dyche’s blueprint in the Everton clash v Arsenal showed evident signs of how he has already improved them.

Everton looked structured and organised to Dyche’s tune in his first game in charge something that will have been pleasant viewing for the Toffees.

Ferdinand confessed that Dyche’s blueprint was already “evident” in this Everton squad who put in a fierce first-half performance against Arsenal.

“It was evident from the first minute what Sean Dyche wants from his team, he wants intensity he wants an organised unit that works together and the distances to not be too big all over the park,” said Ferdinand live on BT Sport. (4 February, 13:30 PM)

“Press the ball high, win the ball back and what happens when they do that the reaction from the crowd is huge.”

Dyche ball.

Well isn’t it nice to an Everton team actually look up for it for once? If this is what the new manager can achieve in a few days who knows what could be managed in months or a year.

Like Ferdinand suggested, the press and structure of the team was clear from the outset and the impression Dyche had already made on the team was clear to see.

Hopefully, this is a trend and playing style that Evertonians can get used to seeing, Dyche seems like he has a point to prove after being dismissed by Burnley and this is the perfect remedy for the Toffees.

It’s still very early to be getting ahead but the signs and promise are clearly there already and Everton already look like a far tougher team to beat and get points from.

Goodison Park needs to become a fortress once again under Dyche and this is something that will keep the Blues in the Premier League for the foreseeable if it can be achieved.

What a difference a week makes.