Richard Keys describes what he thought Everton performed flawlessly against Brentford as being “fantastic.”

Sean Dyche has received plaudits from Richard Keys for Everton’s strategy against Brentford.

The commentator praised the Toffees for ‘keeping things simple’ as they earned their first victory of the season in his column.

Everton’s 2-2 draw with Sheffield United just before the break left them with just one point as they traveled to London. Despite only having one victory of their own, Brentford was the overwhelming favorite to win the weekend match.

However, Sean Dyche’s team put on their greatest performance of the year, as goals from James Tarkowski and Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the second half gave them a crucial victory away from home.

The Merseyside team is currently three points above Dyche’s former team Burnley and has so moved out of the relegation zone.

Keys wonders if Sean Dyche is a more effective trainer than Vincent Kompany.
The Everton manager, according to Keys, played perfectly against the Bees. “Everton were fantastic at Brentford,” he remarked. Dyche was perfectly aware of what was expected of his team: play it safe, use set pieces to their advantage. Be strong, too. Going to Brentford is not simple. Newcastle and Arsenal were the only teams to win there last year. Okay, Brentford are still a challenge even though they aren’t quite the same.

“Like Burnley, Dyche and Everton began the weekend with a single point. Each required success. Who had the tougher opponent? I support Everton. They modified. Burnley didn’t, and as a result, they were unable to benefit from playing a weak opponent at home. So who performed “right”? Who is the superior coach, then?

Following their loss to Arsenal, Dyche had been under increased criticism, with many advocating for his dismissal after only eight months on Merseyside.

Everton, though, was reportedly compelled to hold onto the 52-year-old because they couldn’t pay his £4 million compensation cost.

With games against Luton Town and Bournemouth, who are both highly winnable, the Toffees will be hoping that this result is the beginning of a turnaround at the team.

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