The Lowdown: Calvert-Lewin’s season
Everton have struggled massively without their main goal threat with them scoring just 13 goals in 17 games, the joint-third lowest in the top flight.
The Latest: Return to side
The 25-year-old returned to the starting 11 after missing the 2-1 loss against Wolves on Boxing Day.
He played 70 minutes of the 1-1 draw at Manchester City which left Scott to tell host Greg O’Keeffe on the All Together Now podcast how impressed he was with his performance as well as his effect on the side.
“I thought he played really well. Just makes a massive difference to the team – not just his quality, but there’s a focal point up there, and when Jordan Pickford gets the ball, he looks up straight away and he knows he can put it to Dominic Calvert-Lewin to run in the channels or put it to his head.
“Whereas in for the previous six or seven weeks, he’s just kicking it up to Neal Maupay, and let’s have it right, the lad’s not going to win an argument, let alone a header. So he’s a massive part in this team, Dominic Calvert-Lewin.”
The Verdict: Key to survival
Just as he proved over the back end of last season with three goal involvements in the final three league games seeing the Toffees survive relegation, including his vital late winner against Crystal Palace.
It will seemingly take another talismanic effort from the Englishman again to get Frank Lampard’s side out of another hole this season with them currently a point above the drop.
Everton’s league top-scorer this season is Anthony Gordon with three whilst summer signing Maupay has netted just once with him unable to replicate Calvert-Lewin’s effect up front at Goodison Park.
With Everton seemingly heading for a quiet window, the most important thing above any new incoming is the ability of the England international to be fit and firing.