On Sunday (26/11/2023), Everton will host Manchester United at Goodison Park in a continuation of the Premier League.
This marks The Toffees’ first match following a severe 10-point deduction penalty for financial rule violations.
This sanction, the largest in Premier League history, has plunged Everton to the 19th position currently.
A harsh blow for Sean Dyche’s squad, which was actually enjoying a positive momentum.
Despite the setback, Everton has suffered only one defeat in their last five Premier League matches, securing victories in three others.
Consequently, they are determined to further prove their performance when facing Manchester United.
“The penalty doesn’t change our focus, which is to resolve various issues on the field, lead the team to victory, and achieve a performance that sets us apart,” stated Sean Dyche, as quoted by BBC.
“We are on the right track for that, showcasing good performances thus far. The penalty serves as motivation for us to push forward. My task remains unchanged, but the sanction adds complexity to the current situation until the appeal is heard.”
“I’ve spoken to the team and emphasized that the current standings are one thing, the final standings are what truly matter. The point deduction intensifies our efforts at the moment, as it means we have to work even harder for a longer duration,” he added.