Everton managed to make it three wins out of the last four league matches at Goodison Park on Sunday as they picked up a rather unlikely three points against Chelsea and even more impressively they did it without their usual talisman and top scorer from last season, Calvert-Lewin.
Would you like to see Calvert-Lewin leave?
The England international has experienced a disastrous season with the Toffees only starting 12 games in the league all campaign as he’s battled with several different knocks and niggles which has not endeared him to the Everton faithful while also being tipped to leave the club this summer.
Calvert-Lewin was an unused substitute against Chelsea and O’Keeffe has revealed what he saw from Calvert-Lewin during his warm-up on the sidelines.
(20:08) “I watched him warm up during the game, jogging along the front of the main stand in front of the family enclosure and obviously, no boos or anything like that but sometimes, particularly with a popular sub, they might jog down there and get a burst of applause and you might clap the fans or the Gwladys Street or the fans that are there in the corner.
There was nothing, so I mean, he must know what he does because he’s had his say on his Instagram.”
TIF Thoughts on Calvert-Lewin…
Later on in the podcast (20:40), O’Keeffe mentions that Calvert-Lewin will know that people have been questioning him this season, so it will raise doubts over whether or not speculation about clubs such as Arsenal and Newcastle United being interested in him has taken his eye off the ball this season.
While Calvert-Lewin is seemingly attracting interest from clubs higher up the table than Everton, the striker’s record in front of goal isn’t that impressive having hit double figures just twice in the league for the Toffees and can boast a record of 56 goals in 187 appearances across all competitions, so he may need to look in the mirror at himself and start helping Everton out before he loses the backing of the supporters.