Sean Dyche admits he has ‘MASSIVE work to do’ at Everton after Arsenal handed them a fourth loss in their first five games – as he claims his players were ‘miles off’ against the Gunners

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  • Arsenal secured 1-0 win over Everton, marking Toffees fourth loss of the season
  • It ended a long running hoodoo of poor results for the Gunners at Goodison Park 
  • Boss Dyche acknowledges that there is ‘massive work to do’ at Merseyside club

Everton boss Sean Dyche admitted he had ‘massive work to do’ at Everton after the Toffees faced their fourth loss in the opening five games of the Premier League campaign.  

Arsenal overcame their Goodison Park problems by earning a 1-0 win over Everton courtesy of substitute Leandro Trossard’s second-half goal.

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The Gunners were on a run of bad form when visiting the blue half of Merseyside, and it looked like things might not go their way when Gabriel Martinelli had a goal disallowed for a controversial offside call after 19 minutes.

Everton put in a dogged performance against the Gunners, though it was not enough to find the back of the net at Goodison Park. 

The defeat leaves Sean Dyche’s Everton in the relegation zone, with only a solitary point from their first five Premier League games.

Arsenal overcame their Goodison Park problems by earning 1-0 win over Everton courtesy of substitute Trossard's second-half goal, marking the Toffees fourth defeat in five games

Arsenal overcame their Goodison Park problems by earning 1-0 win over Everton courtesy of substitute Trossard’s second-half goal, marking the Toffees fourth defeat in five games

Everton boss Sean Dyche admitted he had 'massive work to do' at Everton after the Toffees faced their fourth loss in the opening five games of the Premier League campaign

Everton boss Sean Dyche admitted he had ‘massive work to do’ at Everton after the Toffees faced their fourth loss in the opening five games of the Premier League campaign

James Tarkowski looks dejected at the full-time whistle after suffering a 1-0 defeat at home

James Tarkowski looks dejected at the full-time whistle after suffering a 1-0 defeat at home

After the match, though Dyche praised his side’s defensive efforts, he said it was the ‘details’ which have cost his side this season. 

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‘We defended in numbers, did well in that side of the game but with the ball we were miles off. 

‘We set the players up, the details have cost us all season. You’ve got to stay focused, they’ve got some top players.’ He added. 

‘The performance of the officials was on par with the norm. You want consistency. They’re right in front of our eyes and nothing gets done. 

‘They’re a top side, we huffed and puffed but didn’t create enough.

The Toffees boss acknowledged the squad’s lack of depth, but assured that it was something the club are working on. 

For Sean Dyche, he had options of note on the Everton bench this time — including Dominic Calvert-Lewin. 

'We set the players up, the details have cost us all season. You've got to stay focused, they've got some top players.' He added. 'The performance of the officials was on par with the norm'

‘We set the players up, the details have cost us all season. You’ve got to stay focused, they’ve got some top players.’ He added. ‘The performance of the officials was on par with the norm’

A luxury of nine men on hand, most of whom were senior players, in comparison to the mere four established outfield substitutions available against Sheffield United in their previous league game.

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Sean Dyche’s team scored twice in drawing at Sheffield United just before the international break but they are the only goals on the Everton ledger after five league games. 

‘We’re getting players fit, we’re getting a bit deeper in our squad. The noise has been there for a couple of seasons. We’re looking to constantly work to correct it.

‘It’s a work in progress. There’s massive amounts of work to be done and it will take time.’

Everton have now lost six of their last seven Premier League games at Goodison Park and they have lost their last three by a 1-0 scoreline

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