FRANK LAMPARD FACING TWO MAJOR DECISION AT EVERTON

Everton are next in action against Newcastle United in the Premier League and Frank Lampard is facing some selection posers. The Blues suffered their second consecutive defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening. Second-half goals from Harry Kane and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg secured all three points for Antonio Conte's side. However, with his squad now almost at full strength, Frank Lampard is set to face some significant selection dilemmas. And with that in mind, we have taken a look at the changes he could make to his starting line-up for Wednesday’s game.

LAMPARD LEADS EVERTON TO FIRST WIN

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard was the mastermind as Everton picked up their first win of the season in the Premier League. Everton boss Frank Lampard and his players recorded their first three points of the season thanks to the slim win over West Ham United.

GRAHAM POTTER CAN REVERSE MAJOR FRANK LAMPARD DECISION AT CHELSEA

Graham Potter could look to reverse one of Frank Lampard's transfer decisions at Chelsea if he is appointed as Thomas Tuchel's successor. Potter is currently travelling to London to hold talks with the Blues over the vacant managerial position at Stamford Bridge, football.london understands. Tuchel was sacked on Wednesday morning following the 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League opener on Tuesday night.

EVERTON: LAMPARD BAGS ANOTHER WIN

Frank Lampard has masterminded the first win of the season for Evertonafter the slim away win over League One side Fleetwood Town in the second round of the EFL Cup. Frank Lampard and Everton were winless before the game against Fleetwood Town at Highbury Stadium on Tuesday.

VIEW: EVERTON TRANSFER BUSINESS COULD HINT AT LAMPARD TACTICS CHANGE

Everton could completely change tactics after Dwight McNeil transfer. Everton have now made their third signing of the summer with English winger Dwight McNeil and he could be key to a potential tactics revolution. The Toffees announced the purchase of the now former Burnley man on 28 July with McNeil signing a five-year deal after Ruben Vinagre and James Tarkowski came in to solidify the defence.

CHELSEA ACE BILLY GILMOUR KEEN ON MOVING TO EVERTON THIS SUMMER

According to talkSPORT, Everton may have received a boost in their pursuit of Chelsea prospect Billy Gilmour. The Scottish international has emerged as a loan target for the Toffees, and the youngster is open to the switch as he wants to reunite with Frank Lampard. Gilmour joined Chelsea from Scottish giants Rangers in the summer of 2017. The 21-year-old broke into the first-team setup at Stamford Bridge under Lampard, making his senior debut in 2019. The young midfielder went on to make a big impression with some of his performances early in his career and looked primed for a more prominent role until an injury derailed his progress.

LAMPARD HAS MIDFIELD TRANSFER DILEMMA AS HARRY WINKS FEARS EXPRESSED

As the younger element of one of football’s best-known father and son duos – and surely the most-illustrious to share the same name – Frank Lampard would be best-served solving Everton’s midfield problems by regenerating himself. However, in the absence of a time machine that can turn back the clock a couple of decades, the Blues boss, who celebrated his 44th birthday earlier this week, instead must look for others to try and emulate the kind of role he fulfilled with such vigour during his own playing days.

INCOMING EVERTON SIGNING TARKOWSKI COULD SPELL END FOR BRANTHWAITE

Everton are reportedly closing in on a deal for Burnley’s James Tarkowski and that could see young defender Jarrad Branthwaite leave the club. It was revealed [Daily Mail, 2 June] that Frank Lampard and Everton are growing increasingly confident of bringing the 29-year-old to the club. Tarkowski would bring much-needed experience to the Toffees’ relatively young back-line and would be an excellent signing for Lampard. However, with news of the England international’s potential incoming could mean Branthwaite leaves Goodison Park.

LAMPARD THINKS HE CAN LURE CHELSEA TALENT TO EVERTON THIS SUMMER

Everton want Conor Gallagher and boss Frank Lampard believes he can tempt Chelsea into sending the midfielder to Goodison Park. Everton have secured their Premier League status for next season by beating Crystal Palace on Thursday night. The Toffees looked dead and buried at half-time as Palace raced into a 2-0 first-half lead. Michael Keane, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin turned the game on its head though, giving Everton the three points they needed to stay up.

EVERTON: LAMPARD NOT GOOD ENOUGH - GRAY

Everton manager Frank Lampard has not been good enough at the club since his appointment at the start of the year according to Andy Gray. The former Everton player talked about Frank Lampard on the Gary Newborn Sports Show with Jewson earlier this week as the Toffees try to stay in the Premier League.

Television pundit Gray is not confident that Everton would be able to survive relegation from the English top flight this season with the club two points adrift of the last safe place currently held by Burnley though it must be pointed out that the Clarets have played one more game than Everton.

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