The Liverpool Echo’s head of sport David Prentice has claimed that Dominic Calvert-Lewin will “need a rest at some stage”.
So far this season, the English striker has already featured in 14 games for the Toffees in all competitions (per Transfermarkt).
He has been impressive in those games, too, becoming a firm favourite for punters using the William Hill sign up offer on the first goalscorer market, as he has managed to bag a whopping 14 goals and provide one assist over the outings.
During the upcoming period, though, Everton have a packed schedule as they will play at least 11 matches before the end of January.
In the latest episode of the Liverpool Echo’s Royal Blue: The Everton FC Podcast, Prentice discussed the upcoming run of games and stated that Calvert-Lewin will need a rest at some point. (17:18)
He said: “Of course, Calvert-Lewin himself, I mean, Carlo [Ancelotti] has said, ‘I can’t play him every single game,’ he does need a rest at some stage.
“So, quite when that will be I don’t know but we’ll miss him because Cenk Tosun, despite what he offers, isn’t quite the same type of striker I’m afraid.”
TIF Thoughts on what David Prentice said about Dominic Calvert-Lewin…
As can be seen in what the journalist had to say, he believes that the forward will need to be rested at some point over the upcoming fixture schedule.
Who would you rather Carlo Ancelotti played up front when Dominic Calvert-Lewin needs a rest?
In the league this season, the 23-year-old Englishman has been Everton’s best-rated player with an impressive 7.66/10 average rating over 12 appearances (per WhoScored).
Tosun, on the other hand, has delivered a 5.92/10 average rating over his three substitute appearances, making him the Toffees’ worst-performing player still in the squad.
However, when Calvert-Lewin does need a rest, perhaps it may be a better idea for Ancelotti to deploy Richarlison as the lone striker as he is natural in that position (per Transfermarkt).
So, even though Tosun is not as good as Calvert-Lewin, there are other options available to the club’s Italian gaffer.