Lucas Digne scored two glorious goals during Everton’s 5-1 Boxing Day smashing of Burnley at Turf Moor.
The left back has recently developed a knack of netting crucial strikes for the Toffees, revealing Everton may have inadvertently signed an attacking threat over the summer.
Digne certainly did not arrive at Goodison Park as a player known for his attacking plaudits. In 194 first team appearances for Lille, Paris Saint Germain, Roma, and Barcelona combined, the Frenchman had bagged just eight goals.
But in his opening 18 Everton appearances, Digne’s goal tally lies at three, tied with most he has ever scored for a single club.
The defender’s three goals have all come in his last four league matches, and all strikes have been of the highest quality.
In the dying moments of the Watford match, Digne curled home a lovely free-kick to level the scores, a strike he almost perfectly replicated for his first goal at Turf Moor.
Perhaps the pick of the lot was Digne’s second strike against Burnley, a rasping left-footed laser into the bottom right corner from around 30 yards out.
With three extraordinary goals in his last four matches, Lucas Digne is surprisingly developing into an attacking threat for Everton, an asset that may be crucial in the club’s bid for a top-six finish.