Micah Richards has been speaking on the latest edition of Match of the Day about all of Saturday’s Premier League games and one of the matches that he spent some time on was Everton’s 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa.
The England striker got on the end of a corner to power in a header, but Everton couldn’t take anything from the game, and it looks like another top ten finish for them but nothing more.
However, Calvert-Lewin could have an exciting summer ahead with Euro 2020 coming up, and Richards heaped praise onto the 24-year-old.
He said: (53:05) “I just think he offers something different; he can play that lone striker [role] very well.
“He’s got a terrific leap.
“Lovely spin, and again, another great leap, just see the way he peels round, gets up, and too strong for Martinez [Calvert-Lewin’s goal].
“What I like about him is he always gets in the areas where he can affect the game.”
Do you think Calvert-Lewin should be in the England squad?
Yes, he has to be
No, his form has dropped off
TIF Thoughts on Calvert-Lewin…
Since Carlo Ancelotti has arrived at Everton, the 24-year-old has been in incredible form as he has scored 28 goals in just 55 games under the Italian.
He started this season fantastically with 11 goals in just 11 league matches but has tailed off slightly as the season has gone on.
Despite this, though, 15 goals in 28 Premier League games is a fantastic return for Calvert-Lewin, and he definitely deserves to be involved in the Euro 2020 squad.
Everton might not finish the season where they want to this year, but they have found a striker now who clearly knows where the back of the net is, which can only be a good thing for their chances of progression.