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Everton: Frank Lampard must unleash Dwight McNeil vs Fulham

Everton cruised to a fine victory at Goodison Park last weekend, brushing aside Crystal Palace in a 3-0 win.

This result was sorely needed, as the Toffees had lost their last three in the Premier League and were beginning a more favourable run of fixtures.

However, a trip to Fulham today could be tougher than one might’ve thought at the start of the season, given their current form.

The Cottagers are unbeaten in their last three and scored three goals in each of their last two wins.

It is an away trip that will likely require plenty of hard work for Frank Lampard’s side to compete physically, and he must pick his team accordingly.

Especially after their respective displays against the Eagles, he must surely be considering dropping Demarai Gray and replacing him with the substitute goal scorer Dwight McNeil.

Who should Lampard start today?

Demarai Gray

Demarai Gray

Dwight McNeil

Dwight McNeil

The winger capped off a sensational flowing move for their third last Saturday, driving infield and slipping in Alex Iwobi, then continuing his run to latch on to the classy flick from his Nigerian teammate.

Sending Goodison Park into raptures, it was a mere slice of what the 22-year-old can offer the Toffees after his move from Burnley, where he had been dubbed a “special player” by journalist Andy Jones.

It marked his second goal of the season, doubling Gray’s tally for the campaign in almost half the minutes.

Not only has he proven to be a scoring threat, but the fact that he is averaging 2.34 tackles and 1.65 blocks per game suggests that he might be more suited to this fixture on the road.

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Everton's Richarlison celebrates scoring their first goal

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Sean Dyche was clearly a big fan of his, as he featured almost 147 times for the Clarets despite his youth.

His former boss dubbed him “a real threat”, once claiming that “he could slot into any team in the Premier League. I am convinced of that with his technical ability.”

This high praise and his slowly improving start to life on Merseyside promise big things for Lampard.

He must give him another opportunity today to strut his stuff and further prove just how good he is.

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