Leon Osman has explained that Everton centre-forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin is now performing at his best after taking on advice from his manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The 23-year-old has been one of the clinical strikers in European football so far this season, scoring 14 goals in just 14 appearances across all competitions.
He’s a senior England international that looks well positioned to be a part of Gareth Southgate’s squad next summer for the European Championships, albeit he will have to play understudy to captain and Spurs frontman Harry Kane.
Calvert-Lewin appears to have elevated his game to a new level during the past year at Goodison Park to become the first-choice striker and a reliable source of goals.
Osman has been discussing the improvement of the English striker under Ancelotti:
“He has spoken to Carlo Ancelotti about one-touch finishes or where he will be most effective, he’s listened and learned and he’s now showing that,” Osman told the Mirror.
“You look at getting the best out of Calvert-Lewin, most of his goals have been one-touch finishes from crosses and cut backs so I think that is how Everton have got the best out of him.”
Calvert-Lewin leads the goalscoring charts in the Premier League so far this season with 11 goals, with a trio of Jamie Vardy, Heung-Min Son and Mohamed Salah all just one behind him in the golden boot race.
The Everton number nine has taken on the responsibility to be the leading attacker for his side and it must be a joy for him to play with creator James Rodriguez.
He’s arguably the best forward in the air across the Premier League with his amazing jumping ability, plus his movement and intelligence in the penalty box has gone up a level.