■ ONE MIGHT
dmg media (UK)
think, as I naively did, that a meeting between Arteta’s Arsenal and an Everton side managed by Sean Dyche would provide a stark contrast in styles. Forty-three formations against two banks of four, thanks very much. Yet a little time spent analysing Everton’s last few games showed something a little surprising. Dyche does just the same. They are not as fluid as Arteta’s troops, granted, set up mainly in variations of a 4-1-4-1 but you don’t watch for long and suddenly the fullbacks tuck in as Everton push in a 2-34-1 or one of them bombs forward and they attack like Arsenal in a 3-2-5. Whodathought it, Total Dyche!