Loads of Everton supporters have been agreeing with one another on social media that Dominic Calvert-Lewin is not good enough to lead the Blues’ attack at present.
Marco Silva placed his trust in the Sheffield-born centre-forward midway through his inaugural campaign at Goodison Park, having seemingly grown frustrated at the efforts of Cenk Tosun.
Calvert-Lewin failed to return his manager’s trust with goals, however, as he scored six Premier League strikes in 35 appearances (WhoScored) and went through a goal drought that persisted for seven games at the tail end of the term while holding down the starting striker role.
His struggles to find the back of the net have carried over into the new season, as well, with Calvert-Lewin failing to register a goal in the opening three matches of the campaign while Silva waits patiently to hand summer arrival Moise Kean his first start in the English top-flight.
It has not been through a lack of chances that the £18million-rated forward (TransferMarkt) has failed to break the goal line since March 9, either, as he averaged 2.6 shots per ninety minutes last season, albeit dropping to 0.8 this term according to data collected by WhoScored.
Calvert-Lewin is also averaging fewer completed dribbles and key balls than he achieved across 2018/19, while misplacing 17 of his attempted 42 short passes.
Everton fans are now rallying on social media stating that it is not ‘even a question’ over whether or not Calvert-Lewin is good enough to lead the Blues’ attack.
Here’s what these fans have shared…
NOOOOOOOO its not even a question that needs asking at this moment in time as its been proved hes not good enough to be our no9 atvthis stage in his career
— BILLO (@POPEYETOM1) August 27, 2019
No he isn’t the way the team are currently playing. The 5 between defence and him are not doing enough. He is coming back too deep which is a sign of no service.
Strangely enough this is the same DCL who was leading the line when we discovered some form at the end of last season.
— Dale (@dalehathaway) August 27, 2019
Again, everyone knows that. I'm not sure what your point is. We know, man. He's not good enough.
— Ryan Williams (@RyanSoccerAA) August 27, 2019
He has a future but if we have dreams of top 4 or top 6 then unfortunately no…He has missed a lot of potential goals in the last 12 months.
— Gary Hardie (@ghardie33) August 27, 2019
Im very concerned that over 40 Evertonians think yes.
— Pure Toffee (@GuyanMatt) August 27, 2019
It’s not even a question
— D jono #utft (@daz4441) August 27, 2019
It's a No from me too but he is the best we've got at the moment
— Aniket Kesarkar (@askEvertonian08) August 27, 2019
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I think kean is a instant upgrade once he is up to speed with the league but needs more match time. Walcot lead the line in Wenger's days and done it well when called upon
— Steven Verhoeven (@steverhoeven) August 27, 2019