BBC pundit Ian Wright has named Everton hitman Dominic Calvert-Lewin in his team of the season so far.
On the Wrighty’s House Podcast, Wright said he knew last season Calvert-Lewin could develop into the striker he is now.
He claims Calvert-Lewin was doing all the right things before, and now he has added goals to his game he’s an ‘elite’ striker.
Nobody has more non-penalty goals this season than Calvert-Lewin’s 11 and that’s a major reason Everton now sit fourth.
“The emergence of Dominic Calvert-Lewin has to be lauded,” said Wright. “There was a time not too long ago when people said he’s not good enough at this level, he’s not going to score the goals.
“I remember saying to somebody, he does all the things that a striker does – near post, far post, link the play. Unbelievable in the air, it’s like he’s got a mini trampette on his boot. He wins his own flick-ons.
“If he could add goals to his game, we’re talking about elite. All that time they were talking about replacing Romelu Lukaku, he was playing.
“Now he’s playing, he scores goals, scrappy in the box, he’s in there. Inzaghi, the one touch finish.”
Calvert-Lewin has gone to a new level this season and Everton have finally replaced Romelu Lukaku now.
He does everything; runs the channels, wins headers, gets in behind and as Wright said there, he’s now in the right positions to plunder goals.
Calvert-Lewin will hope to play tonight as Everton take on Manchester United for a spot in the EFL Cup semi-finals.
If he’s on top of his game, United are in for a tricky night.
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