Ancelotti Could Turn Everton Forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin Into An England Star

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Everton have enjoyed an upturn in fortune during this festive period.

Since dismissing former boss Marco Silva, The Toffees have gone on a five game unbeaten run in the Premier League. That run has seen them climb up to tenth in the table.

Caretaker gaffer Duncan Ferguson revitalised the Everton squad and that brought with it positive results. The club then went out and brought in world class manager Carlo Ancelotti to take up the helm at Goodison.

The Italian has seen his side win both games in his first two outings as the Everton boss. The team look more settled and play with more discipline.

Players have stepped up and are now showing the Everton faithful what they’re capable of. None more so than young forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

During the club’s recent five game unbeaten run, Calvert-Lewin has scored five goals.

He was fantastic in his team’s win over Chelsea, the game in which started the recent impressive run. In it, the twenty-two year old didn’t let up on the Blues defence. He hurried and harried them, challenged for every ball in the air and made intelligent runs in behind the Chelsea backline. His performance was rewarded with a fine brace that helped his side to a vital victory.

While Dominic possesses pace and is good on the ball, it’s his aerial ability which is really starting to shine this term. He has a fantastic person to learn from in coach Duncan Ferguson. The Scotsman is one of the Premier League’s best ever in the air. Calvert-Lewin has wins on average 4.7 aerial battles per league outing thus far this season.

The number nine scored with a lovely diving header in Ancelotti’s first game in charge of The Toffees. That goal was enough to put Burnley to the sword.

The youngster followed that up with another double against Newcastle United on Boxing Day. Both his strikes were poachers goals and those are the kind that will see a striker consistently scoring double figures and that should be the aim for Dominic Calvert-Lewin!

His recent performances have also seen him linked with a move to Manchester United (Source The Guardian) but I don’t see that one happening this season as Carlo Ancelotti seems determined to have Calvert-Lewin as his team’s focal point in attack.

After the win over Newcastle, Ancelotti stated:

“He is a fantastic striker, in my opinion – fantastic with the head, clever in the box and sharp,”

“I think he is going to be at the top in England and in Europe. He has all the qualities to be a top striker.”

Via BBC Sport

Calvert-Lewin has all the potential to meet Carlo’s expectations. If he can do as the Italian wishes and continue to learn from Duncan Ferguson, then the striker could force his way into the England squad ahead of Euro 2020.

Obviously Gareth Southgate will have Harry Kane as his number one striking choice but then there’s a battle to be the next centre forward on the list.

With Jamie Vardy out of the reckoning, then it could be between Callum Wilson, Tammy Abraham, Danny Ings and Calvert-Lewin.

The Everton man has proven himself at under-21 level with his national team and he’s now showing us that he has the skill-set to be a top Premier League hitman too.

If he can continue this rich vein of form, scoring goals and hassling top defences, then an England call-up is surely just around the corner!

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