Gareth Southgate will announce his latest England squad on Thursday afternoon and many are excitedly waiting to see if Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin earns his first senior-call up to the international team.
Calvert-Lewin is arguably the most in-form player in English football right now, as he’s scored eight goals in just five appearances across all competitions so far this season.
The 23-year-old netted a hat-trick on Wednesday night to help beat West Ham in the Carabao Cup fourth round, while in the Premier League he recently scored a hat-trick against West Brom as well.
He’s been transformed into a predatory striker under the guidance of Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti and many are expecting to see Southgate select him as part of an England group that will play Wales, Belgium and Denmark during the international break.
Calvert-Lewin previously represented England at youth level, but is yet to be called up to the main group.
Gary Lineker has shown his support for the in-form striker by giving a two-word verdict on Twitter in response of who they want to see in the latest England squad.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 1, 2020
It seems a no-brainer for Southgate to include Calvert-Lewin in his England squad later on Thursday and there will be outrage from all over if he’s omitted.
Harry Kane is the talisman striker that is always likely to start for club and country, but Calvert-Lewin is someone built in a similar mould with his style of play and he could suit the system at international level.
His confidence will be at an all-time high right now, so giving him his international debut in these upcoming fixtures makes sense and the Wales match is a friendly where Southgate can experiment.