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Sean Dyche talks about his return tomorrow against his old club Burnley. [BBC]
Check out some pictures of the Blues in training as they prepare for this weekend. [EFC]
“I would hope the players, without any influence from me, in the past couple of seasons will know that you have to respect everybody in the Premier League. I think that’s growing here...the underbelly of the performance is the hard yards; the work that the team are willing to put in, and that’s been on show. So, if you mix that with good organisation and quality, then you have a chance in every game. You certainly have a chance to be competitive in the Premier League, and that’s what we’re looking to be,” says Sean Dyche. [EFC]
Dyche has also revealed that Coleman and Young will be out due to injury, while Branthwaite and Gueye miss out due to yellow card accumulation. [RBM]
Hear more from the manager below.
“Mason [Holgate] came back into the team and did really well after a difficult start, he can’t do anything else than play really well and be a good teammate...he is out of the team because the other guys have played well and that is frustrating for him. I can’t sit here and say he is definitely staying. Would we want him to stay? Yes. He is a great teammate, he’s got a great energy around the place and he’s been good on the pitch the last few times. However, I also understand that he probably wants to play more minutes and for Everton, it is probably frustrating as well,” says Southampton manager Russell Martin. [Daily Echo]
Check out some smooth moves from the Blues this season.
“Sean Dyche has changed the mentality. They are more confident in their roles on the pitch and they’re now making less mistakes. They’re stronger defensively and they’re making Goodison Park a fortress which is something they need to win games...the Premier League is such a weird campaign this year, and without having 10 points deducted they would be on 23 points and ahead of Chelsea. It shows that they’re doing well, and they have to keep it going,” says former striker Louis Saha. [Echo]
What to Watch
Blues will be watching closely as Nottingham Forest take on Spurs. Some La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, and Ligue 1 action on, too.
Full schedule of games here.