Lampard reveals two things he’ll change at Everton this season; drops hint on upcoming transfers

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Everton forward Anthony Gordon with manager Frank Lampard Credit: PA Images
Everton forward Anthony Gordon with manager Frank Lampard Credit: PA Images

Frank Lampard hinted Everton will see new arrivals in the coming weeks, and stated two things he’s aiming to change in the upcoming campaign.

The Toffees narrowly avoided relegation last term with three wins from their last six propelling them to safety. It was a baptism of fire for Lampard who had never experienced a relegation scrap as a manager before.

However, Lampard earned praise for the more pragmatic approach he implemented when the chips were down.

That curtailed the free-flowing football the Goodison crowd loves to see, though needs must in desperate times and when all was said and done, the club’s Premier League status was retained.

Now, speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Lampard revealed what he’s looking to change in the coming campaign.

Better results and steering clear of a relegation battle was the first. However, Lampard aims to do that by moving away from the practical approach and bringing back an exciting and high intensity brand of football.

Lampard said: “There are two things I would say. Better results, which means a higher position in the table and not flirting with relegation.  We are Everton, we are a big club, we have been in the Premier League for so many years.

“I want to be the man that brings an element of stability which means better results and that starts with Chelsea because we don’t want that feeling [of a relegation battle] through the year.

“And then the second thing, which will go hand in hand with that, is style of play.

“That for me is something I think I can really focus my progression on because as a coach you work on that through the week and then it does go on your results at the end of it.

“I want to play the type of football that Everton fans will want to see, at Goodison particularly.”

Lampard hints at new arrivals

Lampard’s cause can be aided via the transfer market and who they retain could be just as important as who they buy.

Richarlison has left for Tottenham, though interest in Anthony Gordon has also emerged, primarily from Tottenham and Newcastle.

Gordon’s influence is set to increase next season. He, as much as any, will be responsible for bringing back a style of play the fans wish to see.

The winger must be retained, though Lampard also hinted Everton will be a club to keep an eye on from an arrivals perspective in the “next couple of weeks”.

“I’m not talking about ripping up and starting again,” continued Lampard.

“We have some really talented players and I think we can change the face of it, hopefully, with the work we do on the training ground and the recruitment we do over the next couple of weeks.”

Exiciting targets on Everton radar

Everton’s spending will be curtailed by their Financial Fair Play implications. However, a pair of targets that would gets fans off their seats have been linked.

Burnley’s Maxwel Cornet is the first and the Clarets’ relegation leaves them vulnerable to a raid.

The left winger can leave for £17.5m per a clause in his contract. According to the Daily Mail, Everton may now be willing to pay the full figure up front.

Secondly, Wolves’ Morgan Gibbs-White is admired by Lampard and his staff.

The attacking midfielder enjoyed a superb loan spell at Sheffield United last season. He bagged 11 league goals and nine assists from just 35 outings.

Wolves are keen to tie the England Under-21 international down to fresh terms with his contract expiring in 2024. However, his future is in doubt amid concerns over consistent game-time at Molineux.

Gibbs-White would cost in the region of £25m-£30m to sign if Wolves decide to cash in.

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