Dominic Calvert-Lewin came to the fore for Everton as they bounced back from the sacking of Marco Silva in style.
Under the caretaker charge of Duncan Ferguson, the Toffees ran out 3-1 winners over Chelsea at Goodison Park this afternoon, with the 22-year-old striker scoring twice in the second half after Richarlison had opened the scoring inside five minutes. [via Sky Sports]
He put the Toffees 2-0 to the good shortly after half-time when he dispossessed Kurt Zouma and coolly dispatched the ball past Kepa Arrizabalaga, doubling his tally late on following sloppy defensive play by the visitors. [via Sky Sports]
His all-round performance was superb, with four shots on target against Frank Lampard’s side and six in total. He also won 11 aerial duels, more than any other player on the pitch. [via WhoScored]
These Everton fans on Twitter showed their appreciation for his two-goal performance:
DCL played like Dunc today. Won every header. Battled for everything. Best performance I've seen from him
— Marcel Brands Swagger (@cj87EFC) December 7, 2019
Everything you want from your striker that today, well in DCL!! My MOTM
— Dobbo (@MarkDobsong) December 7, 2019
When he plays well he gets the praise & DCL played out of his skin. Quality
— UTFT ⚽️ (@DockMoore) December 7, 2019
Calvert Lewin ‘head and shoulders’ above everyone else on the pitch. Dominated everything and bagged two goals. Class.
— Charles Stevenson (@charles_stevo) December 7, 2019
Big shoutout for Calvert-Lewin. Battled for every ball & Won everything in the air. Deserved his two goals #EFC
— Jay (@JayShelley89) December 7, 2019
I know he has his detractors, I've no issue with that, but I couldn't be more pleased for Dominic Calvert-Lewin. He was immense today. His hold up play would look even better if our midfield was within 20 yards of him! Fully deserved his goals.
— Ruaraidh (@QuiltyEfc) December 7, 2019
DCL play today has been great. Hold up play, in the air and 2 goals!! MOTM
— Mezinski (@Mezinski1878) December 7, 2019
Did you think Calvert-Lewin was Everton’s best player today? Have you been pleased with his performances so far this season? Comment below with your views!
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