Garth Crooks reveals Frank Lampard concern as two Everton players make Team of the Week

The Toffees duo both starred in a commanding display.
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Garth Crooks has praised Everton pair Seamus Coleman and Michael Keane for their contributions to the Blues’ 3-0 win over Leeds United on Saturday afternoon - but has also expressed his concern about Frank Lampard’s fledgling tenure at the club.

The new boss picked up his first Premier League points on Merseyside thanks to goals from the defensive duo and a late third from Anthony Gordon.

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The result ended a barren run of form for the Toffees, and represented a first top flight win since December 6th.

But despite an assured team effort, there was little doubt in Crooks’ mind as to who the star turns were against Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

Speaking to BBC Sport, the pundit named both in his team of the week.

Discussing Coleman’s display, he said: “This was an impressive recovery by the Toffees after a disappointing result at Newcastle in midweek.

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“Everton fans seem to have embraced Frank Lampard, for now, although he’s playing the same players who struggled under Rafael Benitez.

“One player who never seems to struggle under any regime is Coleman. The Republic of Ireland international gives his all, every time I see him perform for club or country. Against Leeds his enthusiasm was as infectious as ever, while his performance seemed to set the tone for an impressive victory.

“Yet I am not convinced Lampard has the players he needs to get him where he wants to be at Goodison.”

Crooks added: “It was interesting to hear Keane suggest in his post-match interview his new boss has increased the team’s intensity.

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“It was clearly visible in Everton’s victory over Leeds but I’ve seen this Everton before. New manager, renewed enthusiasm, but then it all evaporates so quickly.

“New owner Farhad Moshiri, with the support of Bill Kenwright - the chairman that fans were so keen to hold responsible for their lack of success - have delivered Carlo Ancelotti, Benitez and now Lampard in quick succession.

“I wonder who they will hold responsible if this goes wrong?”

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