A doubly uncomfortable situation faces Everton as the Dominic Calvert-Lewin decision draws nigh.

A doubly uncomfortable situation faces Everton as the Dominic Calvert-Lewin decision draws nigh.

Sean Dyche faces two significant dilemmas ahead of Everton‘s upcoming match, although one of these decisions might be made for him.

Despite earning a valuable point against Brighton on Saturday, Everton’s recent

draws against Crystal Palace and Brighton felt more like defeats due to the circumstances of the games.

In both instances, Dyche had the opportunity to choose from his four trusted

central midfielders, opting to bench Amadou Onana for each match.

However, Everton’s struggles on the ball and their improvement when Onana

entered the game have strengthened the case for his inclusion in the upcoming match against West Ham United.

Additionally, Beto could be considered for a starting role for the first time since December, especially as Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s goal drought extended to 20 games at the Amex Stadium.

Dyche made only one change for the Brighton match, bringing back Jack Harrison for Ashley Young.

However, it was surprising that Onana, who had positively impacted Everton from the bench and scored the equalizer against Palace, remained sidelined. Onana furthered his case

for a start by appearing early in the second half, during which Everton improved.

Dyche introduced Onana when Idrissa Gueye got injured, suggesting that Gueye might

have signaled an issue at halftime, which was later confirmed to be a groin injury. If Gueye is doubtful for the

next match, Dyche will have a quality alternative in Onana.

While Gueye’s injury might force Dyche’s hand, he now faces a decision regarding whether

to give Beto his first start since December. Despite persisting with Calvert-Lewin, who has been isolated due to Abdoulaye Doucoure’s injury, Dyche might consider Beto’s performance against Brighton.

Beto made an impact by stretching the home defense, winning a dangerous free-kick, and

creating chances, although he missed a good opportunity and failed to prevent Brighton’s late equalizer.

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