Brighton Test Looms: Should Dyche Reconsider Gueye’s Place in Everton Lineup?

Sean Dyche may look to make changes and he needs to axe Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye  


Half-time at the Amex and the score remains locked at 0-0. While neither side has truly dominated, Everton fans might be questioning the absence of Amadou Onana on the bench, especially with three crucial points on offer.

Gueye’s Struggles:

  • Possession Lost: Gueye has been wasteful in midfield, losing possession three times in the first half. His passing accuracy also leaves room for improvement, with only 5 out of 8 attempted ground duels successful.
  • Out of Position: Brighton’s midfield has easily navigated past Gueye, highlighting his positional lapses and inability to control the center of the park.
  • Lack of Presence: Compared to the energetic and composed Onana, Gueye’s performance lacks the physicality and leadership Everton

Onana’s Potential Impact:

  • Scoring Threat: Onana’s aerial prowess and recent goal against Crystal Palace demonstrate his attacking potential. He could provide a much-needed target for crosses and set-pieces.
  • Physical Presence: With Calvert-Lewin struggling, Onana’s physicality could be a game-changer if Everton opts for a more direct approach in the second half.

Time for a Change?

  • Onana’s impressive form under Dyche makes his absence on the bench puzzling. With the game evenly poised, his introduction could be the spark Everton needs to unlock Brighton’s defense.
  • Gueye’s Discipline: If Dyche chooses to stick with Gueye, the midfielder needs a stern talking-to at half-time. Improved discipline and better use of possession are crucial for Everton’s chances.


Can Dyche turn the tide in the second half? Will Onana make his entrance? The answer could determine Everton’s fate at the Amex.

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