Can Dyche bring back Dele Alli?

Published on 8 August 2023 at 20:00

Nathan Hartley


Dele Alli joined Everton during transfer deadline day during the January transfer window in 2022. However, the English midfielder has still failed to return to his peak form whilst at Tottenham Hotspur. With Dyche now being able to start the season with Everton, can he turn Dele's career around?


Dele is still yet to rediscover his form (Image Credit: Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)


Not working out... so far


Alli joined Everton whilst Frank Lampard was the manager at Goodison Park. Many thought that it could be the platform as to where Alli could rediscover part of his prime years and enjoy playing football again.


However, the England midfielder was unable to make the starting eleven - in what could be seen as a poor Everton side. The midfielder was clearly unhappy and was not enjoying football.


Despite his struggles, Lampard decided to being him on after half-time in the penultimate game of the season at home against Crystal Palace. The Toffees were in a relegation scrap against Burnley and Leeds, knowing that a win against the Eagles would guarantee them safety.


However, they found themselves 2-0 down to Crystal Palace at half-time. Therefore, Lampard made a change, which was bringing on Alli for the second half. Alli would produce a great performance to help Everton turn it around to win 3-2 after Dominic Calvert-Lewin's diving head to guarantee the Toffees safety for the 2022/23 Premier League season.


Mental health battles


People had their suspicions of Alii suffering with mental health during his final years at Tottenham and whilst joining Everton. However, Alli would go onto Gary Neville's 'The Overlap' to take part in an exclusive interview of sharing his mental health battles.


The 27-year-old would reveal extreme stories experienced as a child, as well as him wanting to retire from football, whilst not enjoying the sport that he had loved.


It was an eye-opener for everyone after the interview. People acknowledged the stress and harm certain incidents caused to Alli and had a better understanding of how mental health can affect a football players career so easily.


Alli joined Besiktas on loan from Everton. However, he would not experience any success in Turkey and was called out for disappearing by not showing up to training sessions.


The 27-year-old would end his spell in Turkey suffering a knee injury, which required an operation on. Alli revealed that it was a tough moment for him having that knee injury.


Can Dyche help Alli rediscover his form?


Since Dyche has joined Everton, the fans have been nothing but impressed with him. The 50-year-old guided the Toffees to safety with a last day win against Bournemouth, resulting in a £3 million bonus for keeping the Toffees up for another season.


Since then, Dyche has been eager to improve every department of the club to make sure that the Toffees are nowhere near a relegation battle for the 2023/24 season.


Players in the past have praised Dyche for helping them with anything. Therefore, he could be the right man for the job to turn Alli's career around.


According to reports, if Alli was to play seven more games for Everton, then the Toffees would have to pay £10 million to Tottenham, which could be a limiting factor for Everton wanting to play him.


As reported today, Alli has suffered a minor setback through injury during training. Dyche himself said that Alli is 'nowhere near' a return, which now makes sense with the setback experienced.


However, I do think that Dyche is the right man for the job in turning Alli's career around. I think that once fully fit again, the 27-year-old will be able to massively help Everton out and he will enjoy his football again.


Do you think that Dyche can help turn Alli's career around at Everton?

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