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·14 November 2023

Dominic Calvert-Lewin situation now 'exciting for Everton fans'

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Highlights

  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin is re-establishing himself as one of the Premier League's best strikers and fans should get excited about his form.
  • The summer signings at Everton have helped push Calvert-Lewin's game to a new level and he now faces serious competition for minutes.
  • Calvert-Lewin's performances have attracted transfer interest from big clubs, so Everton could find it difficult to fend off offers.

Everton fans should now allow themselves to get excited about Dominic Calvert-Lewin's form, as he's re-establishing himself as one of the Premier League's best strikers, according to journalist Paul Brown.

Calvert-Lewin has endured a torrid time with injuries, but it looks as if the England international has returned to his imperious best, with Sean Dyche's side reaping the benefits so far this season. It's also believed that summer signings at Goodison Park have helped push Calvert-Lewin's game to a new level, with the striker now facing serious competition for minutes.


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And as a result, Brown is urging Everton fans to get excited about their prospects this season, as it looks like the Toffees have finally turned a much-needed corner.

Few would've predicted at the start of the season that Calvert-Lewin would have had this much of an impact on the Everton side, such has been his luck with injuries in previous campaigns. In fact, since picking up a freak cheekbone injury in the first couple of weeks of the season, the striker has been an ever-present in Dyche's starting-11.

That reliance has been on show in the Premier League for Everton, as the £100,000-per-week earner has played in all but three of their league outings, including the last seven consecutive matches, all from the start. In that time, he's contributed to some huge goals for the Merseyside outfit, with two of his three strikes so far this season having led to three points for Everton.

Looking back to his imperious best, excitement is starting to build around what kind of season Calvert-Lewin could end up having.

Beto signing has helped Calvert-Lewin shine

There had been some doubts around Calvert-Lewin's place in the Everton starting-11 following the summer signing of Beto from Italian outfit Udinese. Splashing £25 million on the forward, Beto hit the ground running at the club, netting on his debut against Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup.

However, such has been Calvert-Lewin's form so far this season, Beto himself has struggled for minutes in the team. While he has made eight Premier League appearances this term, just three of those have been in the starting line-up, which were all at a time when Calvert-Lewin was coming back from injury.

What's more, that inconsistency in game time has stifled Beto's development, with the Portuguese star yet to find the net in the Premier League for Everton. Not ideal for a £25 million striker, but it's all because of Calvert-Lewin's showings for the Toffees.

Paul Brown update - Dominic Calvert-Lewin

When asked about Calvert-Lewin's start to the 2023/24 campaign, journalist Brown was honest in his appraisal of the striker, dubbing him one of the best in the league when he's fit. Recognising some of the doubts which have surrounded his Everton career, the reliable reporter admitted he's pleased to see Calvert-Lewin proving them wrong, suggesting people are now getting to see his true qualities:

"It should be exciting for Everton fans and I hope it continues. I've been saying for a while that he's a massively underrated striker and I was kind of expecting him to start proving his worth. I think he is doing that.“He does look fitter than he has for some time. I think he got some unnecessary stick at times because he just couldn't keep himself fit. I don't really think you can criticise Calvert-Lewin for that, he's been very unlucky with a series of injuries, he's tried his hardest and he clearly loves the club. I just think he's one of the best strikers in the Premier League and now people are beginning to see it.”

Transfer interest beginning to grow in Calvert-Lewin again

The only bad piece of news in regard to all of this for Everton fans is that clubs will once again start taking an interest in their talisman's signature, should he keep himself fit throughout the season. There had been chatter about a potential move away from Goodison Park, had Everton been relegated last time around, with Arsenal one of the teams said to be showing a liking.

Of course, that move didn't transpire, but it hasn't quelled talk of a big-money move to one of the division's big clubs. In fact, Brown himself has suggested Chelsea may take a look at the 26-year-old when the January transfer window opens, with the journalist comparing Calvert-Lewin to former Blues star Didier Drogba.

Wanting Calvert-Lewin to stay fit and among the goals, while fending off outside interest is the fine line Everton will have to tread if they wish to keep hold of the English marksman.

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