Former Everton striker Kevin Campbell believes one player will be essential in keeping the club in the Premier League: striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin who has recently returned to fitness for Everton.
Indeed, speaking via talkSPORT, Campbell insists that the £1.5m man is ‘going to be key’ between now and the end of the season, and that Everton’s Premier League survival depends on the availability of the 26-year-old.
Speaking after the Brighton victory, Campbell said:
“Dominic Calvert-Lewin didn’t even get on the scoresheet and he played well. As a striker, he was crazy.
When there are five in midfield and one up top, you’ve got so much work to do. You’ve got to be really fit to do that job; to win balls in the air, you’ve got to hold it up and challenge on the shoulder and also try to get in behind. I thought he led the line expertly.
He’s going to be key. If he stays fit until the end of the season, Everton will stay up.”
Dominic Calvert-Lewin return gives Everton real boost for final three games
Calvert-Lewin appears to have returned to both fitness and form at just the right time for Sean Dyche’s side, and though he didn’t get on the scoresheet at the Amex Stadium, his display upfront was outstanding.
With one goal and one assist in his last two Premier League outings, DCL is producing the goods for Everton when it matters most, and is providing a focal point up top that the Blues have lacked for much of the year.
The England forward also bagged what looked to be a perfectly good goal in last month’s defeat to Newcastle United, only for VAR to rule it out as the 26-year-old was marginally offside.
Everton face Manchester City on Sunday, and if the Toffees are to get anything out of the game, Calvert-Lewin’s presence upfront will be key.