Everton manager Sean Dyche has indicated that his players were tired, looked jaded and lacked the physicality needed in their 3-0 defeat at Wolves.


The Toffees suffered their third straight defeat in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon when they lost to Wolves at Molineux.


The defeat means that Everton are now just a point ahead of Luton Town, who are sitting 18th in the Premier League standings, and the relegation battle is very much alive.




Dyche admitted that Wolves have turned into a very good side under Gary O’Neil, especially at home and thinks his players struggled with their physicality needed to take the game on away from home.


He admitted that the fixture list has not been great for his side and feels his team looked a bit jaded during the game and lacked the energy.



The Everton boss conceded that his players were exposed because they suffered because of their tired legs.


Dyche told Premier League Productions: “They have turned into a good side and have worked hard to become one, especially at home.



“We have asked a lot of the players. The fixture list is unkind.


“We have just come off the back of a run of [lots of] games with injuries.


“We’ve come a long way since the second game of the season but we lacked that bit of fizz and energy to take the game on.


“We fell short with the physicality of the game.


“They played really well and exposed moments when we looked jaded.


“We’ve done it to others ourselves and they did it to us today.”


Everton have two weeks to prepare for their next league game and Dyche indicated that he will rotate in the FA Cup clash against Crystal Palace.


“The next league game is a couple of weeks away which is bizarre.


“We hold value in the cup, of course we do, but we have been stretched in the Christmas period so we need to make sure we have players available [for the league].”