Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has sung the praises of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Allan while speaking to the club’s official website.
Ancelotti was talking ahead of Everton’s Premier League clash at strugglers West Bromwich Albion tonight (6pm).
Allan gives intensity
The Italian said: “Allan gives us intensity and really good tactical knowledge and experience. These are the things we want from him.”
The Brazilian has played 13 matches in the Premier League this season but has yet to make a goal contribution for the Toffees.
However, he remains a pivotal player for Everton.
Calvert-Lewin needs consistency
Regarding their top scorer this season, Ancelotti revealed what he thinks Calvert-Lewin “needs” this season. The 23-year-old has scored four goals in his past ten outings for Everton.
The manager said: “For Dominic, he needs to keep consistency. It is important he works with the team.
“He is going to score goals because he has that quality and he has to keep consistency in his performances.”
Their season so far
The Englishman is the joint third-highest goalscorer in the Premier League this season with 13, as recorded by WhoScored.
Calvert-Lewin shares his place on the podium with Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min and Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford.
All three are closing in on Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, who leads the way with 17 league goals so far.
Allan may not be making his way up the goal charts, but the 30-year-old has been Mr Consistent for the Toffees.
The Brazilian is averaging a Whoscored rating of 6.86 out of 10. Unsurprisingly, Calvert-Lewin leads the way at Everton with an average rating of 7.33.
Neutrals may want to tune into the match at the Hawthorns tonight. The return fixture saw seven goals at Goodison Park.
In September, Calvert-Lewin grabbed a hat-trick with goals from James Rodriguez and Michael Keane sealing a 5-2 win against ten-man West Brom.
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