Everton boss Dyche encouraged with Mykolenko return in Arsenal defeat
Everton boss Sean Dyche was encouraged by his defence in defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.
Vitalii Mykolenko made his first start of the season at fullback, with Jarrad Branthwaite and James Tarkowski also leaving Dyche pleased at centre-half.
"[Mykolenko] gives us balance, of course," Dyche told evertontv. "He had two solid performances [for Ukraine] while he was away. I've been waiting for him to get fit.
"I thought he played well and there were some good signs within that defensive performance.
"The element of fluidity in the side today and that's been pretty good - the way we've used the ball, the effectiveness of the way we've used the ball and everyone wanting the ball - but that went missing [against Arsenal].