Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has praised the performance Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin on Saturday.

The Toffees saw off Frank Lampard’s side 1-0 and Calvert-Lewin won the penalty Gylfi Sigurdsson converted to win the game.

In the Times, Cascarino said the England international impressed him more than Chelsea pair Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, both of whom arrived for big money during the summer.

The result meant Chelsea missed the chance to go top of the league, while the win moved Everton up to seventh.


“No goals this week but Dominic Calvert-Lewin still put in a performance that any striker would be proud of,” wrote Cascarino.

“The way he won the decisive penalty for Everton against Chelsea was seriously impressive, bravely running across Édouard Mendy, even though he knew he may get hurt.

“It was a quiet afternoon by Calvert-Lewin’s standards; only three touches in the Chelsea penalty area, one shot and none on target. He still ensured that he made the match-winning contribution.

“How Frank Lampard must wish Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, his forwards who went missing at Goodison Park, could have had a similar impact.”

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Calvert-Lewin is the Premier League’s top scorer during a campaign where he has gone to a new level.

He won the penalty and could’ve won another when international teammate Ben Chilwell brought him down in the second half – only for it to be pulled back for offside in the buildup.

Calvert-Lewin looks happy and settled, while both Werner and Havertz both look like they’re still settling in.

It was a big result for Everton, who reproduced some of their early-season form, even in the absence of James Rodriguez.

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