Dominic Nathaniel Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Calvert-Lewin, and last but not least, DCL. Known by many names but with just as much as upcoming games as his names, DCL is a real asset to invest in, especially as Everton’s two opponents in DGW-26, Southampton and West Brom, have conceded a combined 31 goals over their last six matches. His price and his low ownership due to his recent injury make this Toffee essential. He is back and played minutes against derby rival Liverpool (drawing a penalty). DCL also acts as an enabler, freeing budget to obtain Kevin De Bruyne and Heung-Min Son who are both premium midfielders.
Note: These games are likely to be added to game-week 28.
Calvert-Lewin has blossomed under current manager Ancelloti who understands how he plays and how he fits into Everton’s tactics. Not many know DCL started football as a central midfielder in Sheffield United’s youth system, so he has hidden strings to his bow. He is an intelligent striker who can use his knowledge of multiple roles to inform his passing and vision while in a deeper position on the field (assist points). This harmonizes with his greatest strengths: Pace and Acceleration, making him an exemplary striker who is not just your old-school number 9.
Ancelloti diversifies Everton’s style of play with Richarlison on the left and Columbian superstar James “Hammess” Rodriguez on the right. With occasional re-deployment, Rodriguez drops into a deeper role to feed through-balls to the front three. Lucas Digne and Seamus Coleman provide width to create attacking opportunities so Everton does not lapse into being a one-trick pony. This also compliments all 187 cm of DCL, as he has great aerial capability.
Not only held in high esteem for his attacking prowess, DCL’s defensive abilities make him a manager’s dream, but he is also important for pressing, and it’s this pressing system that leads to potential goals or assists for the young Englishman, which shows in his stats. When on the pitch this season, Calvert-Lewin has been involved in 58% of his team’s goals.
DCL can hit the notes you need for singing all the way to the FPL points bank. Plentiful fixtures, low ownership, sure starter, and budget enabler, he is definitely an important cog to have in your FPL team.
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