Everton striker Cenk Tosun wasted his chance to shine against Newcastle United on Wednesday evening.
The Turkey hitman was brought back into the starting XI by Marco Silva, with Richarlison moving back out wide.
It was the first time he had started in the Premier League since losing his place after the 3-1 defeat to West Ham United back in September.
Unfortunately for the 27-year-old, he couldn’t make the most of his chance and it could be immediately back to the substitutes’ bench for the next game against Watford.
The £27 million signing from Besiktas (Sky Sports) was totally ineffectual against the Magpies, displaying a real lack of pace and poor dribbling at times.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin to benefit?
One man who could be set to take advantage of Tosun’s poor performance against Newcastle is Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The England youth international came on for the final 12 minutes and looked more threatening than Tosun did in 68 minutes.
Silva has shown a willingness to experiment by reverting Richarlison back out to the wing, meaning he potentially sees a chance for someone else to stake their claim.
Calvert-Lewin has had to feed off scraps this term, coming on as a substitute in most games, but perhaps with Tosun blowing his latest opportunity, he could now see slightly more game time.
He offers much more mobility than Tosun and it could really suit Everton given their abundance of quick players such as Richarlison, Bernard, Theo Walcott and Ademola Lookman.