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Everton: Dominic Calvert-Lewin benched in England defeat

Everton: Dominic Calvert-Lewin benched in England defeat - Everton News

The fantastic form of Dominic Calvert-Lewin was halted by Gareth Southgate as the Everton star was named on the bench for England last night.

He was replaced in the starting line-up by Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who reportedly felt an issue with his thigh last week and began to suffer from muscle fatigue, with disputes over whether he was fully fit to play.

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Nonetheless, the Three Lions lost the game 1-0 at Wembley to Denmark in the UEFA Nations League as Calvert-Lewin did not have enough time to make an impact off of the bench.

CALVERT-LEWIN HAS BEEN IN FANTASTIC FORM FOR EVERTON

Indeed, Calvert-Lewin has been in fantastic form for the Goodison Park faithful, as the 23-year old has scored nine goals in just six games in all competitions for the Merseyside club so far this season, including hat-tricks in two matches, according to Transfermarkt.

CALVERT-LEWIN DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO MAKE AN IMPACT

Calvert-Lewin was only given a mere 18 minutes to make an impact for England in their game against Denmark, with the team still a man down after Manchester United defender Harry Maguire got himself sent off for two bookable offences.

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Thus, the striker failed to register a shot on target or complete a successful dribble, recording just eight touches of the ball in total, as per Sofascore.

SOUTHGATE SHOULD HAVE KEPT HIS FAITH IN CALVERT-LEWIN

Indeed, if Southgate started Calvert-Lewin, the striker would have had more time to make an impact in the match. Full of confidence after his great start to the season, he was probably a better option to start up top than Kane, who was perhaps not fully fit.

The Tottenham forward also failed to register a shot on target or execute a successful dribble (via Sofascore), but played in the whole game unlike Calvert-Lewin and therefore had ample time to post better statistics.

Evertonians, would you have started Calvert-Lewin over Kane? Comment below with your views!


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