Everton 'more of a threat' when £40.5m star is on Goodison Park pitch

Everton are more of a threat with Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but Frank Lampard’s system may not suit him as much as Rafael Benitez’s did, claims journalist Paul Brown.

The 25-year-old has not made much of an impact since Lampard came in, partly due to injury and illness, but Brown believes the Toffees still look more dangerous when he is on the pitch.

How has Calvert-Lewin got on under Lampard?

Not great, but no Everton player has, really. Under Lampard, the Merseyside club have lost their last four league games, leaving them in a relegation battle.

Calvert-Lewin is yet to find the back of the net since his new boss’ arrival, and a lack of firepower in the team overall has seen the Premier League outfit plummet.

In the English striker’s defence, it has been a real stop-start season for him, which has undoubtedly contributed to Everton being one of the lowest scorers in the top flight this term.

He managed to score in each of the Toffees’ first three league games under Benitez, so you have to wonder how the club’s campaign would have gone had he not been sidelined for a large chunk of it.

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What has Brown said about Calvert-Lewin?

It is clear injury, the team’s form and possibly the change in manager have impacted Calvert-Lewin, but Brown believes Everton remain more of a threat when he is playing.

Discussing the £40.5m-rated England international, Lampard and Benitez, the Daily Star journalist told GIVEMESPORT: “The system and the style has changed a little bit under Lampard, so it may not suit him as much as what Rafa was trying to do.

“But he’s still clearly their No.1 centre-forward, and every time they can get him on the pitch, they look more of a threat.”

Will Calvert-Lewin get back to his best?

He has to. His last two seasons at Goodison Park were excellent and showed that he is a forward with a lot of ability, so it is hard to imagine him not recovering from this dip.

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In the last campaign, Calvert-Lewin scored 21 goals in all competitions, and the one prior, he registered 15.

The former Sheffield United man will know, though, that he has to step up now. If not, then things are not going to look great for Everton come May because there are not too many other goalscorers in Lampard’s side. A lot of pressure, but Calvert-Lewin has proven in the past that he is able to deliver.

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