Clearly, Everton boss Marco Silva has had his struggles to pick the best possible centre-forward option for his team this campaign due to some very inconsistent performances by the club’s strikers this season. Frankly, it’s been a nightmare at times.
But, it looks as if the manager has finally settled with Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has been nothing short of brilliant in recent weeks for the Toffees.
Everton backed up their famous win over Chelsea just before the international break with an equally impressive performance at the London Stadium on Saturday, where a dominant first-half performance saw the Toffees walk away with a 2-0 victory.
Calvert-Lewin might not have scored in the match against the Hammers, but his movement and runs made life difficult for the home side’s defenders, who had to absorb a lot of pressure.
The 22-year-old’s excellent performances of late even drew the attention of former England boss Glenn Hoddle, who suggested Everton should not spend money on a striker in the summer transfer window as they already have Calvert-Lewin, who is capable of doing the job for them up-front.
Silva had to adjust his combinations and strategy on a number of occasions this season due to poor efforts by his men up-front, which saw him play Richarlison as the lone striker for a long period of time.
During that stage, Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun, failed to make a real impact whenever they had the opportunity of playing as the striker.
It was only until recently, that Calvert-Lewin started excelling in the position, providing a genuine threat in the air, while his decision making from close range has also been very accurate. The improvement he’s made in the last few months should be really exciting for Silva, who could use Calvert-Lewin as his main striker next season and make him a proper force to be reckoned with.
Everyone has been talking about Everton’s need to spend big on a new striker for what seems like an eternity, perhaps Calvert-Lewin can save them the hassle.
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