Sean Dyche has masterminded his side brilliantly in the wake of financial struggles and points deductionsSean Dyche has masterminded his side brilliantly in the wake of financial struggles and points deductions
Sean Dyche has masterminded his side brilliantly in the wake of financial struggles and points deductions

Everton and Sean Dyche's strongest XI for next season as it stands ahead of transfer business - gallery

The Everton squad has battled terrifically hard to stay up despite their financial restrictions.

Everton’s season has been full of difficulties - both on and off-the-pitch - but as we enter the final game of the season there is a good feeling at Goodison Park.

Sean Dyche’s careful guidance and stern leadership has helped to battle through tricky waters and away from relegation and they head to Arsenal on the final weekend with a renewed hope. Having won more games than Brighton this season, as well as registering the fourth-best defence in the league, there are plenty of positives to take from the campaign.

They can certainly build from such a position but the summer window will bring new challenges as up to eight players could depart after loan spells and contracts expiring. However, before then, the basis to build on for next season is clear and we’ve decided to look at their best starting XI right now ahead of the summer business.

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