Work To Be Done Amid World Cup Distraction

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The 2022 World Cup in Qatar might well have come at a good time for Everton as boss Frank Lampard looks to turn the Toffees’ fortunes around.

Three games without a win saw Everton drop to 17th place in the table but the month-long break in the Premier League season can give Lampard the time he needs to help get his side back on the rise.

Everton Have Shown Form Before

While the Toffees were to finish with back-to-back defeats to Leicester City and Bournemouth before the Premier League break, Lampard’s side have shown positive form earlier in the season. The former Derby County and Chelsea boss has been tasked with trying to get the club challenging near the top end of the Premier League, which is regarded by many as the most popular league in world football. The popularity of England’s top flight has grown across the globe and has helped football branch out into different areas. Sports betting platform providers are just one area that has developed partly due to demand and the popularity of the Premier League. It’s a competition Everton are looking to thrive in and they have shown glimpses of that under Lampard this season.

Looking back to earlier in the campaign, Everton managed to put together a positive six-game unbeaten run to help climb up the Premier League standings. Draws against Nottingham Forest, Brentford, Leeds and Liverpool were followed by back-to-back wins over West Ham and Southampton. That run of results contributed 10 points to the 14 Everton have been able to amass before the World Cup break. Going on those unbeaten runs has a big impact, not just on the table, but on the general mood around the club. Everton have already done that once this season and there’s no reason why they can’t do it again.

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Progress Can Be Made Down Under

The mid-season trip to Australia will give Lampard, his coaching team and the players who have not travelled to the World Cup, valuable time together. It has been a stop-start beginning to the season and a prolonged spell away together can only do the squad some good. A penalty-shootout win over Scottish champions Celtic in the Sydney Super Cup will also have helped the Toffees work on partnerships and tactics ahead of the return to Premier League action.

Lampard’s assistant coach Ashley Cole has revealed the staff have been working on “new ideas” with the hope being these will have an impact once the domestic campaign resumes. While it will have been disappointing for some players to miss out on the World Cup in Qatar, only having four players travelling to the tournament can play to Everton’s advantage as they can focus on training.

It’s been a tricky start to the season for Lampard’s side but the work done over the World Cup and knowing they’ve done it before, can help Everton bring about runs of positive results in 2023.

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