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Everton: Lampard must drop Van de Beek against Wolves

Everton will host Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park this afternoon and Frank Lampard will be hoping that his players can look forward and put in a strong display following a confidence shattering defeat against Tottenham Hotspur last Monday night.

The 5-0 loss exposed just how lacklustre this Everton side has become, and the ex-Chelsea boss will need to do everything he can to change the direction the Toffees are heading in as they are currently just one point off falling into the relegation zone in the Premier League.

With that in mind, it may be time for Lampard to freshen up his team to give them the best opportunity to take the three points they desperately need from their game against Bruno Lage’s side this afternoon.

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One player who has not been at his best in the last few games is Donny van de Beek, and with a number of players returning from injury since his arrival, including Abdoulaye Doucoure and Demarai Gray, it may be the right time to give the Manchester United loanee a break on the bench.

When you take a look at his most recent performance against Spurs, there is an argument for the midfielder to be benched this weekend. According to SofaScore the Dutch national committed three fouls and was unsuccessful in the majority of his duels (62.5%) proving how poor defensively and ineffective he was in preventing Spurs from building play against Everton, eventually leading to him being subbed off in the 59th minute.

The £22.5m-rated dud was scathed by Jamie Carragher when analysing his performance in the defeat too, claiming that Van de Beek “can’t run” and has become a part of a “frightening” issue for Everton, that could ultimately cost them their Premier League status next season.

Should Lampard drop Van de Beek vs Wolves?

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Yes

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Luckily, the Toffees boss has options to replace his presence in the centre of the pitch, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he shakes up his selection to avoid the pressure and disappointment from the previous performance to hinder the focus in the game at Goodison Park today.

The side simply cannot afford any distractions as they must seize the opportunity to put a gap between themselves and Burnley who lost their game yesterday, remaining inside the relegation zone.

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