Everton nudged into the top half of the table on Wednesday evening as they defeated Norwich City 1-0 – and supporters were left discussing the performance of one player in particular.
The Toffees picked up all three points thanks to a second-half header from Michael Keane, but it was his teammate Dominic Calvert-Lewin that divided opinion amongst the fanbase.
Per SofaScore the 23-year-old had a decent game by all accounts, though couldn’t find the net despite having seven attempts. He also lost possession 19 times and won just 55% of his duels.
One word to describe Calvert-Lewin?
Under Carlo Ancelotti, Calvert-Lewin has elevated onto a new level having bagged 15 goals in 34 appearances, via Transfermarkt.
The £21.6m-rated striker has been lauded as a “bargain” and “more of a physical threat” than former star Romelu Lukaku whilst others think he’s started to believe his own hype and must improve in front of goal.
Here’s how fans have reacted to his display on social media…
Big DCL more of a physical threat than Lukaku ever was, those Norwich centre backs couldn’t handle him. #EFC
— Adam 🏔🎗 (@Adam95H) June 24, 2020
He’s not a natural goalscorer. That’s why he misses so many
— Mick (@lincolnblue2) June 24, 2020
He’s started to believe his own publicity
— Fred C. Dobbs (@terrifyinglogic) June 24, 2020
Said it from the start, work rate 100%, improved massively last 2 seasons. But will never be a prolific goal scorer. Lacks the instinct that all great goal scorers have. Such a shame.
— kieron hynes (@kieronhynes) June 24, 2020
Championship lewin 😂😂😂
— Morgan (@Morgan64154986) June 25, 2020
Yep always said he needs 6/7 chances to score 1
— Alan Farley (@Alanf_1878) June 24, 2020
Misses far too many chances.
— MTS (@MTSeed88) June 24, 2020
The thing with him he’s gotten the confidence of the don. He’s full of flicks, taking a shot on and making no apologies for it. We just need the midfield to supply him
— Paul Albertsen (@AlbertsenPaul) June 24, 2020
Just one of the best strikers in the league full stop. His movement in the box is fantastic, obviously he has the aerial threat, can run in behind, bring others into play. Growing into a fantastic all rounder.
— Chris (@ChrisSummersell) June 24, 2020
If he is, that is a sad indictment of the standard of the league right now! Absolutely miles off the level we need still.
— @thestaveros (@thestaveros) June 24, 2020
Him and Holgate have to be most improved players this season by a mile and I’m sure they will get better 👌
— Leigh Parry (@parryateverton) June 25, 2020
Calvert-Lewin has improved so much. His touch, awareness and movement is fantastic. #EFC
— Gregor Allan (@gregorallan9) June 24, 2020
That’s probably the only area where Calvert Lewin is still lacking! Needs to be more clinical! He has to score there! That wins us the game! #EFC
— Shane Lambert (@Lammylad88) June 24, 2020
Calvert Lewin is not good enough to be a starting striker
— – (@efcjw) June 24, 2020
The difference in Calvert-Lewin since Ancelotti's arrival is crazy, looks top notch
— Andy Winterbottom (@sport_aw) June 24, 2020
Imagine how good he could be with a proper midfield!
— JG (@gilders1978) June 24, 2020