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Friday’s Toffee Bites: Lampard introduces fines system, Everton’s transfer plans revealed

Recapping all the Everton news from yesterday

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We want to put things right, we want to improve and that’s what we need to do. It’s up to us to bounce back now. We need to learn from what’s happened, make the most of every game and look forward to the weekend,” says veteran defender Conor Coady. [EFC]

While many thought Frank Lampard would get the axe before Steven Gerrard, the now former Aston Villa boss has lost that race.

Despite being heavily linked to him over the summer, numerous teams are now reportedly lining up for Blackburn Rovers forward Ben Brereton Diaz this upcoming window. [Football Insider]

Similarly to his time at Chelsea, Frank Lampard is implementing a fines system to keep the squad in line. [The Guardian]

The prophecy has been fulfilled as Minnesota United, who beat down on Everton 4-0 in preseason, were defeated in the MLS Playoffs by FC Dallas.

Everton are reportedly already eyeing strikers for 2023, though the squad seemingly won't be fully complete for at least a couple more windows. [iNews]

Hopefully Cody Gakpo is still on Everton’s radar if Anthony Gordon ever departs.

Ellis [Simms] won’t make the bench for Saturday. We’re hoping that he’ll join the group for training starting Monday...we’ve spoken a lot with Ellis and player welfare will always be at the forefront. We need him back but the right thing to do is to go through with the processes. If he gets through a full week of training then he could be ready to make the bench or even a start knowing that he won’t then complete 90 minutes. But we won’t take risks - we have a long way to go this season and we need Ellis to be fit for most of it,” says Sunderland boss Tony Mowbray. [The Shields Gazette]

Anthony Gordon is leading the Premier League in something this season, but unfortunately it’s not goals or assists.

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