Since the turn of the century only one Everton player has scored more than 15 league goals in a season, that man was Romelu Lukaku. Ever since his departure, Everton have been far from a force in the attacking third. The arrival of Richarlison and Walcott have brought flair and pace to the side while Cenk Tosun and Oumar Niasse have fallen short of the expectation placed upon them. The Goodison Park faithful are crying out for a prolific goal scoring striker to drive them towards European qualification.
For the last few seasons Calvert-Lewin has been tipped as ‘one for the future’. Throughout his time at Everton, he’s played in a variety of attacking positions but has failed to make a convincing impact. The 21-year-old possesses all the traits of a good striker. He’s hardworking, quick and tenacious but lacks what’s most important, a cutting edge in front of goal. To put it bluntly, six goals in 48 Premier League appearances (22 of which have been as a substitute) is not good enough for a club aiming for a place in Europe.
The Toffees have failed to replace Lukaku and if they want to challenge for a place in Europe they need Calvert-Lewin to step up to the mark and start scoring. The England U21 international can no longer be considered a youth prospect and must stake his claim in the side now before patience wears thin.
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