How can Frank Lampard change things at Everton

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Frank Lampard made an immediate impact on his new Everton team. On transfer deadline day, the Toffees made their first formal announcement. Naming the former Chelsea and Derby County manager as their new manager.

He takes over from Rafael Benitez, who was widely panned for his tenure at Goodison Park. Which was difficult from start to finish. Lampard takes over an Everton squad that is currently in 16th place in the Premier League. With only one win in their last fourteen games.

However, Lampard’s arrival as well as the captures of Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek. Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli could very well be the much-needed boost Everton need.

This is how we envision Lampard deploying his new team following their late-season acquisitions.

The Frank Lampard starting 11 for Everton

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford

This season, the England No. 1 has undoubtedly been the Toffees’ finest player, virtually single-handedly saving them from further defeats.

Frank Lampard prefers his sides to play out from the back. And with Pickford’s excellent passing range between the posts. He will almost certainly preserve his spot as Everton’s first-choice goalkeeper.

Defence –Michael Keane, Yerry Mina, Ben Godfrey

When the Blues were suffering at the back during Frank Lampard first year at Chelsea. He frequently reverted to a three-man back-line.

With Everton leaking goals at an alarming pace. Frank Lampard will almost certainly want to shore up the defensive foundations, which might mean a three-man defence with Michael Keane, Yerry Mina, and Ben Godfrey.

Midfield – Nathan Patterson, Donny van de Beek, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Dele Alli, Vitaliy Mykolenko

Frank Lampard could pitch a completely different Everton midfield with Nathan Patterson (£16m Rangers) in the right wing-back position and Vitaliy Mykolenko (£12m Dynamo Kyiv) in the same position on the left.

After the deadline-day arrivals of van de Beek and Alli, all eyes will be on the centre of midfield.

Abdoulaye Doucoure might provide defensive protection, while van de Beek and Alli give attacking drive and directness from the centre of the field.

Attack – Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison

Despite the fact that Anwar El Ghazi joined in January, Lampard may choose to prioritise the transfers that arrived within his first few months in charge.

As a result, current Everton heroes Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison would most likely dominate the front line as an offensive tandem.

Richarlison’s astute movement, pace, and dribbling skills appear to complement Calvert-hold-up Lewin’s play, awareness, and ability to win the ball in the air, and Lampard appears to have the makings of a brilliant attacking tandem.

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