Everton transformation down to Lampard after Carragher claim - Hutton

By Alan Hutton

4th May, 2022 | 4:00pm

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Alan Hutton has tipped Frank Lampard to “hit the reset button” this summer at Everton after shaking up his tactics against Liverpool and Chelsea.

The former Scotland international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 43-year-old has gone “back to basics” in recent weeks as the Toffees try to avoid relegation.

Speaking on Sky Sports‘ Monday Night Football (2 May), Jamie Carragher claimed there has been a “complete change” from Everton in their last two games.

He highlighted how “direct” the Toffees were in the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool and the 1-0 win over Chelsea.

Hutton insisted Everton’s “ugly” play is all about survival and that Lampard will change things come the summer.

“I saw Jamie Carragher do a good piece on Everton,” Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.

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“He was talking about how, of course, everybody wants to come in and play good football; passing, everything starting from the back, taking some risks.

“But I think when you’re down in the relegation zone, you have to simplify things. You have to really go back to basics. That is getting the ball forward, playing in the final third, and doing the ugly work.

“That is hard running, tackling and making it difficult for other teams. You think of the last two games, Liverpool and Chelsea. That’s exactly what they did.

“I know Liverpool beat them but against Chelsea they got the three points that they were after. You need to continue that.

“If they can work their way through the rest of the season, win ugly, get the ball forward, don’t take any risks at the back and stay up, then you try and implement your philosophy moving forward.

“You’ve then got the time to work with the players and hit the reset button if you want. Lampard has to take a lot of credit.

“He has changed the way that they play and think in probably a week. It’s something totally different and it’s working at the moment.”

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