‘Pays us back’: Sean Dyche now highlights key stat that finally went in favour of Everton

Sean Dyche felt that Everton’s statistics were finally on their side against Bournemouth.

On Saturday, Everton earned their first Premier League victory at Goodison Park this season. Sean Dyche’s side defeated Bournemouth 3-0 in a comfortable and straightforward victory.

While the Cherries were relatively hapless, the Merseyside club should be commended for taking their chances, which they have failed to do on numerous times this season.

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Everton’s scorers included James Garner, Jack Harrison, and Abdoulaye Doucoure, and they could have had more if Dominic Calvert-Lewin hadn’t been stopped by the crossbar.

Everton scored 2.49 expected goals (xG) versus Bournemouth, according to Fotmob. Meanwhile, the south coast club managed only 0.69 xG.

Dyche’s club has created numerous solid goal-scoring opportunities this season but has unable to capitalize on them. Everton, on the other hand, found their clinical edge this time, and it made all the difference.

This demonstrates that Dyche has put his club on the correct track in recent weeks. His tactical setups and success formula were having the expected effect, but the finishing touch was missing. The coach could have been forgiven for feeling let down by some of his forwards in recent weeks, but his team rediscovered its shooting boots on Saturday.

Dyche was overjoyed with statistical validation.

The manager will be relieved to see the data validated by a victory. After the game, he told BBC Sport that it was “a dominant performance and a performance when the xG that I’ve been talking about finally pays us back.” I told the guys, “You have to keep doing it; the more you do it statistically in games, the more it will pay you back.”

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“Eventually it will pay you back, but of course, you’ve still got players who have to take your chances and they did today.”

Everton’s consistency is now being tested. They must be able to convert their scoring chances on a consistent basis. If they can become more prolific on an ongoing basis

Dyche will consider this victory over Bournemouth as statical validation for his efforts thus far, a much-needed confidence boost for his players, and a foundation for his Everton side to build on.



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