Dominic Calvert-Lewin England’s Next Goal Machine
Dominic Calvert-Lewin can be said to be the most in-form attacker in the English Premier League this season, he scored his second hat-trick of the season as Everton booked their place in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. Calvert-Lewin put the home side in front with a well-taken 11th-minute effort after Michael Keane had picked him out with an excellent chipped pass over the Hammers’ defence.
Calvert-Lewin sealed the victory with two goals in six minutes near the end, taking his tally in what is turning into a superb season to eight. His second was a typical poacher’s effort, the 23-year-old tucking home the rebound after Nigerian Alex Iwobi’s shot had bounced back off a post. Brazilian Richarlison had earlier put Everton back in front with a deflected shot after Robert Snodgrass had briefly pulled the visitors level just after half-time.
However, the Brazilian quickly abandoned his attempt to continue after having treatment to his left leg. And within eight minutes, his compatriot Allan was joining him in the dressing room after indicating he had pulled his groin.
Commenting on the game Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti said: “I’m really pleased for the start of the season but it is not a surprise, this squad has a lot of quality. We have to wait and see what is going on in the future but the start has been good. The former Napoli and Chelsea boss also spoke about the striker he said: “He is doing a fantastic job – he is on fire. I don’t know if he is the best [English striker] and I don’t care – he is the best at Everton.”