Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s ascent has been remarkable. Under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti, whose arrival at Everton in December 2019 sparked the best form of his career, Calvert-Lewin has matured from a striker who did not regularly score goals into one of the Premier League’s most potent marksmen.
Before the 2019/20 season was interrupted in March, Calvert-Lewin was rewarded by his club with a new five-year contract. His form was also noted beyond Goodison Park, as a player whose goal proved decisive in England Under-20’s World Cup win in 2017 played his way into contention for a place in the senior squad at the delayed Euro 2020.
“Dominic has all the attributes to become one of the best strikers in England and in Europe,” Ancelotti said. “He is fast, has good skills, is strong in the air and works extremely hard for the team. He also has a fantastic mentality, and his desire to improve has impressed me ever since I came to the club.”